Posts Tagged ‘Risk’

BRICS and Technology Transfer

Posted on: October 18th, 2019 by admin 2 Comments

BRICS is the acronym that draws together the national economies of five emerging countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. […]

Gestalt of Reading Mammograms

Posted on: June 14th, 2019 by admin 4 Comments

Gestalt is a word of German origin and refers to an organised whole that is perceived as more than the […]

Launch of a New Journal

Posted on: May 24th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

The Society of Breast Imaging and Oxford University Press have recently launched the Journal of Breast Imaging (JBI), the first peer-reviewed journal […]

Diet Linked to Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

Posted on: May 10th, 2019 by admin 2 Comments

Approximately 70% of all breast cancers are oestrogen-receptor positive (ER+), which means they rely on the hormone oestrogen to grow. As a result, oestrogen-blocking […]

Breast Cancer in China

Posted on: May 3rd, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

Three years ago, The Economist Intelligence Unit produced a 96-page report entitled “Breast cancer in Asia: the challenge and response” in which […]

You’re Grounded!

Posted on: March 15th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

This past Sunday morning an Ethiopian Airlines plane, registration ET-AVJ, departed Johannesburg on a routine flight to Addis Ababa. A few hours […]

Language of Breast Density

Posted on: March 1st, 2019 by admin 2 Comments

Over the years, we have written multiple articles about breast density, including its reduction, legislation, diagnostic challenges and workflow optimization. One may reasonably ask: Why this […]

Looking for a Polar Bear in a Snowstorm

Posted on: December 28th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Fifteen years ago, Nancy Cappello’s annual screening mammogram was found to be normal, just as had been reported for the […]

False Positives and False Negatives

Posted on: December 21st, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

There are two statistical measures to consider when the success of a screening programme is measured: sensitivity and specificity. In any […]

Don’t Lose the 3

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by admin

Six years ago, the CEO of French manufacturer Poly Implant Prosthese, Jean-Claude Mas, was convicted and sent to jail for using non-medical […]