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Category: Density Assessment

October 12, 2016

Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here at iCAD we would like this opportunity to recognize those who are battling breast cancer and those survivors and their families along with the companies that develop technology to detect and treat breast cancer. This is a great time to be reminded of the importance of breast health and your annual mammogram. If...

August 10, 2016

An Inconvenient Truth: Implementing Solutions To Screening The Dense Breast To Avoid Winners And Losers

My blue-collar dad, who started a plumbing business, instilled in me the value of education. Though he died when I was fifteen, I continue to hear his resolute wisdom which aided my career decisions for nearly five decades. My career as an educator, culminating with a Ph.D., afforded me bountiful opportunities to...

June 7, 2016

Top 10 Tips for Your First Mammogram

If you are about to get your first mammogram, it’s normal to feel some anxiety. But you can put your mind at ease if you approach the exam armed with knowledge. Following are some tips to help you be iNFORMED. 1. Mammograms are lifesaving. Finding breast cancer early reduces your...

May 9, 2016

What are dense breasts? Does it matter?

There is a wide variety of how normal breasts appear, both visually and on mammography. However, one of the important ways breasts differ on mammography is breast density. What is breast density? Breasts are composed of fat, supporting structures like ligaments and vessels, and glandular tissue. The glands that produce milk...

May 4, 2016

“Isn’t my mammogram good enough?”

Most women have had or are at least familiar with the important role that mammograms can play in diagnosing breast cancer. For many women, the thought of a mammogram causes feelings of anxiety and stress.  To face a mammogram with more confidence and less angst, it’s important for women to...