Posts Tagged ‘Mammography’

Reducing Breast Density

Posted on: July 6th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

It is well established that women with dense breast tissue (seen at right) have an increased risk – of four- to six-fold […]

Making a Pact

Posted on: June 29th, 2018 by admin 4 Comments

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology and Washington University in St Louis have just published a paper in Nature Communications in […]

An Electronic Idiot Savant?

Posted on: June 15th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

The title of today’s blog is taken from a recent opinion piece in The Economist that considers whether artificial intelligence (AI) will […]

End the Confusion

Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

There is no doubting the power of social media to influence the way people think about a particular topic. And, […]

A Computer Algorithm Failure

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

On Wednesday 2 May 2018 the Health Secretary for the UK government, Mr Jeremy Hunt (seen right, © The Independent), stood up […]

Dreaming of a Better Diagnosis

Posted on: April 27th, 2018 by admin

Twelve years ago researchers at IBM established the DREAM (Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessment and Methods) Challenges, an open science, crowdsourcing effort […]

Seeing the Light

Posted on: April 13th, 2018 by admin

At a congress hosted last week by the Optical Society of America in Florida, researchers from the Politecnico of Milan in Italy presented a […]

A Review of Breast Imaging

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Breast Screening Programme in the UK and, to mark the occasion, the Royal […]

Spotlight on Imaging Costs

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Why is health care spending in the United States so much greater than in other high-income countries? That’s the provocative […]

Pressure on the Breast

Posted on: March 9th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

When a mammogram is acquired, the breast is immobilized to prevent movement using a compression paddle, ensuring good quality images […]