breast density: plausible hypothesis but limited evidence in humans.
ClearLook is used together with iCAD's Radiologist Review Station, which presents breast images marked to show suspicious features on a display screen typically located where mammographic
films are read.
The data were then stratified according to either fewer than 30% of the breast tissue with mammographic
densities (low risk, n=287) or greater than 70% of the breast tissue with mammographic
densities (high risk, n=256).
Because this text is an excellent visual reference for correlation of mammographic
and pathologic findings, it may be of interest to breast imaging specialists who want to learn more about breast pathology on the microscopic level.
Since these trials were done, there are better mammographic
techniques than before.
Results of a study of national breast screening in Canada suggest that mammographic
detection of cancers that are not palpable does not affect mortality.
The cost-effectiveness of mammographic
Michael Dixon, of the Edin-burgh Breast Unit, added: "The science for mammographic
screening for breast cancer is very sound."
Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in women, with mammographic
screening the only modality shown to decrease the death rate.
A local woman, Myrna Rowe, had asked the newspapers' science and health reporter, Joseph Cosco, to write her story in an attempt to warn women that they should not depend solely upon mammographic
examinations to detect breast cancer early.
Women with a family history of breast cancer faced an even greater threat: Those who reported breast cancer in a mother, daughter or sister and who showed mammographic
densities of 45 percent or more developed breast cancer at a rate 700 percent higher than that of women with no family history and a mammographic
density of less than 5 percent, Saftlas says.
Fully 47 percent of the women over 50 years of age had never had even a single mammographic