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103rd annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America

Two weeks ago, about 50 000 attendees descended on Chicago for the biggest medical imaging meeting in the world—the 103rd annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2017).

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Breast density notification—Australia's turn?

Associate Professor Gelareh Farshid, of BreastScreen South Australia has released a perspective supporting routine reporting of breast density in the Australian breast screening program.

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Breast compression calculation—getting the basics right

Good breast compression is integral during mammography. Sufficient compression is needed to separate internal breast structures, minimize patient motion and reduce the thickness of the breast (thus increasing image contrast...


Comparison of variability in breast density assessment by BI-RADS category according to the level of experience

Breast imaging experience corresponds to greater agreement with automated density measurement

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8th International Breast Densitometry and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop 2017

The University of California San Francisco recently hosted the 8th International Breast Densitometry and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop (June 7 – 9).

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Hormone replacement therapy, breast density and the risk of breast cancer

Increased breast density is a key driver of breast cancer risk from long-term hormone replacement therapy use

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Volumetric Density is Related to Performance of Mammography in a National Breast Screening Program

Higher Volpara density leads to higher cancer rate and lower screening sensitivity of mammography.

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Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016

The annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has recently concluded in Chicago (November 27-December 2), with Volpara featuring in three talks and one poster presentation.

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Tyrer-Cuzick 8: Adding Breast Density to Breast Cancer Prediction

The upcoming version of the Tyrer-Cuzick breast cancer risk prediction model incorporates breast density

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Using Volumetric Breast Density to Quantify the Potential Masking Risk of Mammographic Density

Quantitative breast density is a more precise measure of masking risk that visual estimation

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The Short-Term Effect of Weight Loss Surgery on Volumetric Breast Density and Fibroglandular Volume

Weight loss surgery leads to significant changes in mammographic measures.

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Breast density and cancer risk—more than meets the eye

Density increases breast cancer risk due to both masking and physiology.

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The role of blood tests in monitoring breast cancer

Sensitivity increases with tumour burden and later stage disease


Volumetric breast density measurement: sensitivity analysis of a relative physics approach

The robustness of automated breast density assessment to imaging errors.

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Consistency of breast density categories in serial screening mammograms: A comparison between automated and human assessment

A computerized density measure provides more consistent readings than radiologists

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Variation in Mammographic Breast Density Assessments Among Radiologists in Clinical Practice

Radiologist-assessed breast density is associated with considerable variation.

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13th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWDM) 2016

Malmö hosts international experts in breast imaging technologies.

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Very low breast density and worse prognosis for invasive breast cancer—what’s going on?

Very low breast density is associated with more aggressive tumours and reduced survival.

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Review: Association of infertility and fertility treatment with mammographic density in a large screening-based cohort of women: a cross-sectional study

Infertility and fertility treatments may be associated with larger amounts of dense fibroglandular tissue in the breast

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Review: Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening with MBI for Women With Dense Breast Tissue

Molecular breast imaging provides a promising avenue for supplemental screening for women with dense breasts

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Review: Volumetric breast density is essential for predicting cosmetic outcome at the late stage after breast-conserving surgery

Volumetric breast density can help surgeons make clinical decisions concerning patient outcome


Review: Association between breast cancer, breast density, and body adiposity evaluated by MRI

Association between breast cancer, breast density, and body adiposity evaluated by MRI

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