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In case you missed it: Keep an eye on dedicated breast CT

by Ben Lauing November 21, 2014

Is digital breast tomosynthesis already a technology of the past? My colleague Tali Warburg with our Service Line Strategy Advisor team recently wrote a short article all about dedicated breast CT.

While it’s still considered a very progressive technology and has very low adoption, DBCT (or just "breast CT") is definitely high on our list of hot imaging technology trends to watch. Click below to learn more.

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In case you missed it: GE wins approval for 3D mammography

October 31, 2014

For the past three years, Hologic has dominated the digital breast tomosynthesis market as the only FDA-approved vendor in the United States—leaving hundreds of providers working with GE out in the cold when it comes to 3D mammography.

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New JAMA study details the benefits of hybrid tomosynthesis

by Solomon Banjo October 17, 2014

Although an estimated three million women a year receive digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams in the United States, there are no official guidelines regarding the technology’s implementation and it varies from site to site. The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society for Breast Imaging (SBI) cite the lack of evidence of DBT’s role in clinical practice as one of the reasons they have not yet released official guidelines.

A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that a hybrid screening model using DBT and digital mammography reduced recall rates, improved cancer detection, and detected more invasive cancers than digital mammography alone.

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In case you missed it: Need a mammogram? Try Nordstrom.

February 21, 2014

Shaun Lillard, Imaging Performance Partnership

Last week our colleagues at the Care Transformation Center posted an article on Northshore University HealthSystem’s longstanding partnership with a local Nordstrom’s department store. 

For 15 years, Northshore has provided screening mammograms for local consumers, an agreement that has proven mutually-beneficial for both Northshore and Nordstrom.

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Joint Commission revises imaging standards

February 3, 2014

Natalie McGarry, Imaging Performance Partnership

The Joint Commission has announced a two part rollout of revised imaging standards set to take effect in July 2014 and 2015. Read on to learn about the revisions, including new minimum competency requirements for technologists and radiation dose documentation.

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Test your imaging knowledge: The top 10 Reading Room posts of 2013

December 20, 2013

Natalie McGarry, Imaging Performance Partnership

We covered a lot of ground this year at The Reading Room—but how much did you learn? Take our year-in-review quiz to test your knowledge of our top 10 most-read posts of 2013.

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In case you missed it: Breast imaging at RSNA 2013

December 6, 2013

Natalie McGarry, Imaging Performance Partnership

Reporting from the vendor floor, our colleague Alyssa Pollizzi from Technology Insights shares her insights from conversations around breast density and the evolving breast imaging pathway at the RSNA meeting this past week. Read on to learn how breast imaging is changing with technology and increased awareness.

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GMA correspondent discovers breast cancer on live television

November 12, 2013

Shaun Lillard, Imaging Performance Partnership

In the ongoing debate over when women should begin to undergo screening mammograms, advocates who say 40 is the right age may have just received strong anecdotal evidence in their favor.

On November 11, ABC News’ Amy Robach, correspondent for Good Morning America, announced through an online post and on her program that the mammogram she received on live television in October led to a discovery of breast cancer.

Organizations such as the American Cancer Society (ACS) and American College of Radiology (ACR), which have always maintained the need for women 40 and older to receive annual screening mammograms, hope that such a high-profile case makes it less likely women age 40 and older will skip their screening exams in the future.

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