Breast cancer diagnostics

Quality control in mammography: 6 practical tips

The aim of quality control in mammography is to maximize the benefits of exams while minimizing their potential risks. By law, mammogram screening programs must include quality control measures. In fact, ongoing internal quality controls provide a sound foundation for clinics to pass external reviews, such as audits and certifications, with flying colors. So, how can clinics maintain consistently high standards in mammography, and how can innovative technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) help? In this blog, we’ll provide a helpful overview with six practical tips on how to achieve this.

By |2023-07-25T09:00:59+00:00Jul 25, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|

From black bile to precision oncology: Milestones in breast cancer research

In recent decades, breast cancer research has made groundbreaking progress: Breast cancer can now be detected ever earlier, and treated in a much more targeted way. As a result, this cancer has lost much of its former power to threaten – though it is still a serious opponent. Here is an overview of the fascinating history of breast cancer research, ranging from the ancient belief in the four humors, to a modern, tailored oncological approach.

By |2023-06-27T09:00:04+00:00Jun 27, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|

The most common factors to impact breast cancer risk

For women in the US and Europe, the absolute risk of developing breast cancer is about 13%. In fact, 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Yet, the individual likelihood of developing breast cancer varies from woman to woman. Research has discovered numerous risk factors – some of which can be influenced, while others can’t. Here’s an overview of the current state of research – and the consequences for early breast cancer detection.

By |2023-05-30T09:00:29+00:00May 30, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|

Early detection of breast cancer: current research shows promising new possibilities

State-organized early detection of breast cancer is evidently a successful project: since the introduction of statutory screening programs, demonstrably fewer women have died of breast cancer. But there is still room for improvement, as standardized screenings are not optimal for every woman. Current studies show how breast cancer screening can be methodologically refined and personalized. More efficient workflows could also reduce the burden on radiology facilities.

By |2023-05-16T09:00:25+00:00May 16, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|

Dense breast tissue in breast cancer screening: challenges and potential solutions

It’s a well-known radiology dilemma: Dense breast tissue makes it difficult to detect tumors in X-rays of the female breast. Yet, the risk of carcinoma also rises with breast density. The challenge here is that mammograms become less accurate for women who are more likely to develop breast cancer. So, what are the options for women with dense breast tissue, when it comes to offering them tailored early breast cancer detection? And can these strategies also be implemented for routine screenings?

By |2023-05-04T09:00:42+00:00May 04, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|

Early breast cancer detection: 8 steps to the perfect diagnostic mammogram

Mammograms are a core part of detecting breast cancer early, which can significantly improve a patient’s prognosis. But radiology centers that offer state-organized screening programs often face major challenges: correctly performing a diagnostic mammogram and generating a valid report requires profound specialty knowledge. At the same time, patients feel nervous and unsettled during breast exams, requiring a sensitive and empathetic bedside manner. The key here is to optimize and standardize workflows to ensure the highest quality medical care, and to provide women with a comfortable experience.

By |2023-03-22T12:10:49+00:00Mar 21, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|

Breast cancer diagnosis: Serious mistakes to avoid

After confirming a breast cancer diagnosis, doctors face more major challenges: It’s an emotionally stressful situation, and patients need to be treated with sensitivity while being fully informed of what’s to come. As a team, doctors must develop a treatment plan according to medical guidelines. Any mistakes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer can have grave medical – and legal – consequences.

By |2023-02-24T14:13:21+00:00Feb 14, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|

Mammography screening: Why better patient information is needed

Only about 65 percent of U.S. women over the age of 40 report having participated in mammography screenings in the past two years. Throughout the EU, 49.2 percent of all women between the ages of 50 and 69 participated in mammography screenings in 2016. However, very large country-specific differences can be observed. The highest participation rates of more than 80 percent are found in Denmark, Finland and Slovenia.

By |2023-01-10T09:00:49+00:00Jan 10, 2023|Breast cancer diagnostics|
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