Posts Tagged ‘Specificity’

HHUS versus ABUS

Posted on: July 19th, 2019 by admin 2 Comments

Fifteen years ago, Peter Dempsey wrote a fascinating article on the history of breast ultrasound that appeared in the Journal […]

The Evidence is Growing

Posted on: March 29th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

The introduction of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) as a replacement for plane-film analogue mammography started over two decades ago. Shortly […]

ABUS vs DBT – Again

Posted on: March 8th, 2019 by admin 2 Comments

The European Congress of Radiology, with a giant octopus in the registration area and a collage of aquatic images, concluded in […]

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 […]

To Scatter or Not to Scatter?

Posted on: August 10th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

When X-rays pass through tissue, such as a woman’s breast, the primary rays travel straight through, whereas some of the […]

In Pursuit of Quality

Posted on: June 22nd, 2018 by admin 7 Comments

It is standard practice for companies to review regularly their vision and mission statements. At CapeRay we aspire to be […]

In Defence of Screening

Posted on: January 19th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

As highlighted in these weekly blogs over the past six years, there have been well-publicised efforts to undermine the benefits […]

Blood vs Breath vs Tears

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by admin 3 Comments

Over the past four years we have written about using blood samples for the early detection of breast cancer, including: studies […]

An Innovative Breast Scanner

Posted on: March 31st, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

A major hurdle facing developing countries when contemplating a breast screening programme, is that current technologies – such as digital […]

Shear-Wave Elastography and Deep Learning

Posted on: November 18th, 2016 by admin

It is well known that malignant breast tumours are mechanically stiffer than benign tumours and the surrounding healthy tissues. While […]