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Dense breasts means higher cancer risk for elderly

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By: Amerigo Allegretto From: auntminnie.com Increased breast density is linked to a higher risk of invasive breast cancer among women ages 65 and older regardless of body mass index (BMI), according to research published August 26 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers led by Dr. Shailesh Advani, PhD, from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation in Los Angeles said these results indicate …

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Volpara Health and DetectED-X Team Up to Improve Breast Density Assessment

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Source: Volpara Health From: prnewswire.com Powerful Online Training Tool Improves Accuracy to Better Inform Clinical Decisions Radiologists around the world will have access to a first-of-its-kind online breast density training tool designed to improve radiologists’ ability to correctly identify women’s breast density categories to comply with the Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS), thanks to a collaboration between DetectED-X and …

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Miglioretti awarded $7.5 million to evaluate supplemental breast imaging

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Diana Miglioretti, UC Davis dean’s professor of biostatistics and an internationally recognized breast cancer screening expert, has received $7.5 million to determine the effectiveness of two supplemental breast screening and diagnostic workup strategies — digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — used with mammography for cancer detection. Miglioretti’s team also will work to determine whether effectiveness …

Breast Cancer Risk Related to Changes in Breast Density as Women Age

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From: Digital Journal PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Automated breast density measurement is predictive of breast cancer risk in younger women, and that risk may be related to the rate at which breast density changes in some women as they age, according to research being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Breast density, as determined …