[caption id="attachment_745" align="alignleft" width="161"] Anne Richards, Clinical Development Manager, Women’s Healthcare, Carestream[/caption] One of the most common questions I receive for my “Ask Anne” feature here on Everything Rad is, “How will I need to adapt my positioning techniques when I move from analog imaging to

[caption id="attachment_745" align="alignleft" width="184"] Anne Richards, Clinical Development Manager, Women’s Healthcare, Carestream[/caption] Q: Are you seeing more young radiologists going into mammography services?  A: At mammography conferences and continuing education courses around the world, I’ve been seeing younger participants than in the past. In fact, I'd say

Women with dense glandular breast tissue present a challenge—and one with high stakes. Their tissue type is capable of hiding small abnormalities, they have a documented increased risk of breast cancer, and should they have a tumor it is more likely to have certain aggressive characteristics

California Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed bill SB 791 that would have mandated medical providers to notify women if they have dense breast tissue.  Brown stated he was not comfortable with language in the proposal that required women be told they might benefit from more screening. 

Used correctly and regularly, studies have proven that screening is a key tool in the early detection of breast cancer.  Early detection enhances a woman’s chances for survival. Film-screen mammography has a deep heritage and long been the gold standard for breast cancer screening.  While more

29 years after researchers began a study of 130,000 women in Sweden, they’ve reported that regular mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths and the number of lives saved goes up with each year of screening. Over the same years, the technology used to screen women has

It’s not every day that you can do something that’s good for your patients, good for your career, and good for your spirit. Attending the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) Postgraduate Course, May 18-21, 2011, just may be one of those times. This biennial program—which alternates

Tracking mammography outcome data has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. We used to simply ask… benign or malignant, how small and what type? This level of generality in mammography screening is long gone. In its wake, we have dozens, even hundreds, of data points