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December 17, 2015

It is an uphill struggle, trying to convince New Jersey legislators we need a bill to require mammogram providers to inform women when they have dense breast tissue.

 

After the recent passage of legislation in California and New York, we thought New Jersey would be next...

December 17, 2015

Starting tomorrow, January 19, New York law requires mammogram providers to tell patients when they have dense breast tissue and recommend that patients speak to their doctors about additional screening.

New York is the fourth state to legislate this obligation. Current...

December 17, 2015

Set your Health GPS with DEXA Total Body Composition Analysis: Make a Road Map to Fitness in 2013

 

 

You know how your clothes fit. You know what the mirror and scale tell you. So why should you get a DEXA Total Body Composition Analysis exam?

 

 

Looks and health are not s...

December 17, 2015

It’s Russian Roulette time again on the breast cancer news front.  The headlines are screaming that according to the results of a study just published in The New England Journal of Medicine, only one in three women will have her life saved by a breast cancer diagnosis...

December 17, 2015

The articles appearing now about over diagnosis from mammography are missing some significant points.  Yes, some small cancers will not harm you, but others will metastasize and turn deadly.  We still can’t determine which cancers are harmless without removing them.  T...

December 17, 2015

There has been much controversy about the anxiety that mammography, and especially additional imaging such as breast ultrasound and MRI, cause women. One reason analysts give to explain why women don't continue yearly mammograms is their fear of getting a false positiv...

December 17, 2015

New Jersey’s Breast Density Notification law goes into effect on May 1, 2014. All women who have mammography exams will be getting letters from their providers telling them they may have dense breast tissue, which makes mammograms less accurate, and they should discuss...

December 17, 2015

The Governor of Rhode Island has just signed the “Dense Breast Notification and Education Act,” bringing the total to seventeen states.  Under Rhode Island law, all mammogram patients will be told their density classification according to the Breast Imaging Reporting a...

December 17, 2015

Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) is not a stand-alone solution to breast cancer screening in dense tissue.  3-D mammography still misses mammographically occult (you can't see them) cancers in dense tissue.  A new study published in Journal of the American Medical Assoc...

December 17, 2015

Low Dose Tomosynthesis is coming to Women's Digital Imaging this fall.  Many of you have been asking me about this technology, so I want to explain what it is - and what it is not. Tomosynthesis is also called three dimensional mammography.  The x-ray arm moves in an a...

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