What you should know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Mammogram
We know how important mammogram screenings are in the early detection of breast cancer and that COVID shut-downs and quarantines caused many women to miss this important exam last year, putting...
Why Mammography at 40?
It is well established that the two biggest risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being female) and age (getting older). More than 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no known...
Synthetic 2D Mammograms in the DBT Era
When the FDA approved the first digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) unit (Hologic-Selenia Dimensions) in February 2011, it was mandated that a two-dimensional (2D) mammogram was acquired along with...
Image Parity: The Latest Buzzword in Radiology
We've all heard of price parity, but did you know there is a large push towards IMAGE parity throughout the healthcare system?  Consistent and standard work is something we all strive for. No one...
Are You Covered? 3D Mammography and Insurance Companies
Digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3D Mammography, is the latest advancement in breast imaging that has everyone talking, including my mother and her friends.
USPSTF Mammography Guidelines - The Real War on Women?
It looks as though we may be on the losing side in the fight against breast cancer.  The US Preventative Services Task Force on Mammography made a decision based on decades-old data which will ...
Breast Imaging: Who Needs an Expert Opinion Anyway?
Imagine a world where orthopedists were tasked with establishing the level of care necessary for people who had heart attacks. Or podiatrists were put in charge of setting guidelines for...
The Great Mammogram Controversy - Victorian Age Thinking vs. Early Detection
Let's get one thing out of the way first - I don't swoon.  I don't know many women who do. In fact I find most women to be remarkably tough.  
Are Skin Markers Still Relevant in the Age of 3-D Mammography?
There is no doubt that digital breast tomosynthesis (3-D Mammography) has launched us into a new age of mammography. The clarity and number of images helps radiologists see and examine more breast...
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