Tag: mammography

1. In this observational study involving women aged 70 to 84 years with a life expectancy of at least 10 years, continuing screening past the age of 75 offered no survival benefits versus stopping screening. 2. Participants in the “stop screening” group were, on average, more likely to be diagnosed...
1. In this large observational cohort study, screening ultrasonography with mammography was not associated with an improvement in cancer detection rates over mammography alone. 2. Positive predictive value of biopsy recommendation was significantly lower with screening ultrasonography plus mammography compared with mammography alone. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Breast cancer...
The use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been associated with increases in specificity and breast cancer detection compared with digital mammography (DM) alone. However, most published studies employed data from first- or prevalent-round screening rather than incident-round screening. In addition, few studies contained data such as age, breast...
1. Similar associations were observed with clinical BI-RADS and automated BI-RADS with respect to interval and screen-detected cancer. 2. Both automated and clinical BI-RADS showed similar discriminatory accuracy and mammography accuracy. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: In the United States, the standard for monitoring breast density is through the Breast...
1. In women both with and without personal history of breast cancer (PHBC), screening MRI was associated with higher biopsy rates compared to mammography. 2. Screening MRI was also associated with lower rates of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive cancer findings when compared to mammography. Evidence Rating Level: 2...
1. Detection rate, recall rate, and rate of disagreement between readers was not affected by changing the reading order of mammograms. 2. The number of patients called back for further testing decreased as more mammograms were read in each batch. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Interpreting mammograms is a notoriously...
1. As compared to patients with negative mammograms, women with false-positive results on mammography displayed an increased risk of breast cancer, which was significantly higher among patients with calcifications present on mammography.   2. Breast cancer risk was further increased among women with multiple false-positive mammograms over time, particularly for...
1. From a systematic review of the evidence, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening mammography every other year in women 50 to 74 years old and individualizing the decision to begin mammography in women 40 to 49 years old, with insufficient evidence to make a recommendation...
1. From a retrospective analysis, rates of false-positive digital mammography results were highest in women aged 40-49, while no significant differences were identified between age groups for rates of false-negative mammography results. 2. Several breast cancer risk factors were associated with higher rates of both false-positive and false-negative mammography results...
1. In patients with invasive breast cancer who underwent surgery, tumor spiculation was detected on mammographic evaluation in all patients with histologic evidence of marginal adipose tissue while only three-quarters of non-spiculated masses showed adipose invasion. 2.Mammographic evidence of spiculation was independently associated with adipose tissue invasion, higher histologic grade,...