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Clinical and Cost Effective Benefits of Tomosynthesis

November 18, 2014 In the recent article, “Tomosynthesis Plus Mammography Cost-effective for Dense-Breast Screening,” Anne Harding details the cost effective benefits of tomosynthesis (3D mammography) in addition to digital mammography as an efficient way to identify cancer in women with dense breasts. It has been proven that tomosynthesis provides a clearer image for radiologists as

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Dr. Judy Dean Discusses Dense Breast Tissue and Breast Care On Ask Susan Weed

October 14, 2014 Dr. Judy Dean recently joined Susan Weed, host of Blog Talk Radio’s “Ask Susan Weed” to discuss the shift in health care from “one size’s fits all” to more individualized packages designed by patients to fit their specific needs. This is especially true regarding breast care, as there are numerous options out

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Study: 3D Mammography Leads To Fewer False Alarms

July 22, 2014 Dr. Judy Dean recently spoke with KEYT news about the importance role tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography, plays in detecting and preventing breast cancer. Santa Barbara Women’s Imaging Center was the first facility on the Central Coast to have this technology available. Full Report: http://www.keyt.com/news/study-3d-mammography-leads-to-fewer-false-alarms/26650098              

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Caring for Patients, Not Populations; Annual Mammography Remains Recommended and Beneficial

February 27, 2014 The results of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study have been referenced in the New York Times recently, stirring up controversy over mammography for breast cancer screening. The authors concluded that “annual mammography screening in women ages 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond a clinical physical exam.” This is

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Mammography Screening: What is the Right Thing To Do and When??

There has been much written over the last few years regarding breast cancer detection and the proper timing for screening mammography. Guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and other major medical organizations have contrary recommendations for screening, leading to much debate and confusion amongst institutions, physicians and patients alike. Pueblo Radiology /

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Results of Supplemental Ultrasound Screening in Women With and Without Dense Breast Tissue

Ultrasound screening is being recommended for women with dense breast tissue, but little is known about the diagnostic yield of this procedure. The initial prospective, blinded trial of SonoCiné Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (AWBUS) compared mammography alone with mammography plus ultrasound in 6425 paired examinations* cancer detection rates per 1000 studies were calculated for women

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