- MammomateTomo

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a breast tomosynthesis add-on for Siemens Healthcare’s MAMMOMAT Inspiration digital mammography devices, adding another option for breast tomosynthesis in the United States. 

 - Senator Barbara Mikulski

Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-MD, responded to the latest United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft breast screening recommendations by sending a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, calling for the continued availability of free annual mammograms for women ages 40 and older.

 - Scanner Tech

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) launched two online modules to help radiologic technologists meet Joint Commission requirements that go into effect on July 1.

 - Breast Cancer

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced its newest draft breast cancer screening recommendations Monday, once again sparking controversy by recommending biennial mammograms for women ages 50 to 74 and giving them a “B” grade.

 - breast cancer

Breast cancer cases in the United States could increase by 50% by 2030, according to new analysis conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Philip S. Rosenberg, PhD, a senior investigator at the NCI, announced the findings Monday at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.