Posts Tagged "mammogram"

Barco launches first 3-D mammo display

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

Barco said Wednesday it launched the first display cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for use with new 3-D mammography systems. The 13.3″ x 16.6″, 5 megapixel, grayscale screen, dubbed the Mammo Tomosynthesis 5MP, is designed for use with the new breast tomosynthesis systems. The Belgian display company said it features quick pixel refresh for viewing multi-frame imaging sequences, such as in 3-D mammography and breast MRI, low noise and twice the brightness of conventional displays (1,000 cd/m²). The lamp lasts about 50,000 hours, Barco said. The system, which can also...

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Why You Need a Routine Mammogram

Posted on Oct 24, 2009 in Uncategorized

It’s not a perfect detector, but studies show it keeps death rates lower.   October 1, 2009 Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women behind lung cancer. The risk for women of getting it in their lifetime is about 1 in 8, though the risk of dying from it is 1 in 28, says the University of Pennsylvania’s Oncolink resource. Men can get it, too but the risk is much lower. Without a mammogram, women may not know they have breast cancer until it is advanced and much harder to treat. Mammograms can find breast cancer as much as two years before a woman...

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