Posts Tagged ‘Screening’

Battle of the Algorithms

Posted on: August 28th, 2020 by admin

Screening healthy women with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is considered the gold standard for the early detection and successful treatment […]

Breast Screening and Radiation

Posted on: August 14th, 2020 by admin

One of the reasons why some women are reluctant to subject themselves to an annual mammogram is a concern that […]

DBT vs FFDM – Again

Posted on: July 31st, 2020 by admin

In a recent paper published in JAMA Network Open, Kathryn Lowry (seen right) asked the question: Does screening performance of digital breast […]

Enigma of Interval Breast Cancers

Posted on: July 3rd, 2020 by admin

It is estimated that 15% of breast cancers are diagnosed after the patient is screened mammographically with negative results but during the […]

Breast Ultrasound and AI

Posted on: June 19th, 2020 by admin

In some countries, hand-held ultrasound (HHUS) examinations are widely used to screen healthy women for breast cancer because this modality […]

Where was Peer Review?

Posted on: June 5th, 2020 by admin

The origins of peer review can be traced back over 350 years to the launch of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal […]

Early Detection Saves Lives … Or Does It?

Posted on: May 15th, 2020 by admin

One impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past three months is that women have delayed or even skipped their […]

COVID-19 and Medical Imaging

Posted on: April 24th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19 is reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), a technique for which its inventor, Kary […]

Closer to the Holy Grail

Posted on: April 3rd, 2020 by admin

Seven years ago, we reviewed the progress in developing a blood test for the early detection of breast cancer. Thought to be […]

Our Dunkirk Moment

Posted on: March 27th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The Battle of Dunkirk, fought between 26 May and 4 June 1940, marked a turning point in World War Two. During […]