Elizabeth rafferty, md was the principal investigator for the hologic multi-institutional trials evaluating tomosynthesis 1 the hologic selenia dimensions clinical studies presented to. The beauty of tomosynthesis is that it addresses two major concerns with screening mammography: missed cancers and false positive rates elizabeth a rafferty, md. Winner: breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis and digital mammography in dense and nondense breasts a paper authored by dr elizabeth rafferty et al published in the april 26, 2016, issue of jama (the journal of the american medical association) is the winner of the scientific paper of the year award by the readers of auntminnie. Categorical courses breast breast imaging course september 28-29, 2018 earn up to 1525 ama pra category 1 credits tm course description this course will present a comprehensive review of breast imaging, to include topics spanning conditions affecting the breast.
Elizabeth a rafferty 1,2 screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography jama 311(24):2499-2507 13 rafferty ea, durand ma, conant ef et al (2016) breast cancer. Ty - jour t1 - breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis and digital mammography in dense and nondense breasts au - rafferty,elizabeth a au - durand,melissa a. Researcher elizabeth rafferty of the massachusetts general hospital breast imaging service described initial results of a study comparing a new technique, called digital tomosynthesis, to standard mammography among the new technique's advantages is a significant reduction in false positive test. Rafferty, e, niklason, l, ffdm vs ffdm with tomosynthesis for women with radiographically dense breasts: an enriched retrospective reader study radiological society of north america 2011 scientific assembly and annual meeting, november 26 - december 2, 2011 ,chicago il.
When hologic decided to build its device, dr elizabeth rafferty was assigned to work with them by the time they obtained fda approval, our ge system had been used to image more than 4,000. Rafferty ea, park jm, philpotts le, et al assessing radiologist performance using combined digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis compared with digital mammography alone: results of a multicenter, multireader trial. Advanced breast tomosynthesis one day workshop elizabeth a rafferty, md faculty director of breast imaging programs l&m radiology medical director women's. If a physician wanted to screen their patients with breast tomosynthesis, or 3-d mammography, they had to also screen them with 2-d mammography, but that's no longer the case siemens.
The time has come for tomosynthesis to be viewed as the standard of care for breast cancer screening, beginning at age 40, study lead dr elizabeth rafferty said in a prepared statement. Addition of tomosynthesis to conventional digital mammography: effect on image interpretation time of screening examinations1 elizabeth a rafferty, md. According to dr rafferty's research letter, improvements in both recall rate reduction and invasive cancer detection using tomosynthesis were greatest for women with heterogeneously dense breasts, with a 50% increase in invasive cancer detection and a simultaneous 14% reduction in recall rates, he adds. Elizabeth rafferty asked the question is breast tomosynthesis: ready for prime time finally, martin tornai discussed 3d multi-modality molecular breast imaging show all. Digital tomosynthesis, a three-dimensional mammographic technique, allows better visualization of breast lesions by minimizing the effects of overlapping tissue the purpose of this study was to determine whether breast lesions would be equally visible whether tomosynthesis imaging was acquired in the cc or the mlo position.
Tomosynthesis takes digital mammography to the next level, adds daniel kopans, md, mgh director of breast imaging and a coauthor of rafferty's presentation it is a modification of a standard. Preoperative tomosynthesis-guided needle localization of mammographically and bethany niell, md, phd elizabeth a rafferty, md. Elizabeth ann rafferty's research while - researchgatenet. In a presentation earlier this month at the scientific assembly of the radiological society of north america (rsna), elizabeth rafferty, md, of the mgh breast imaging service described initial. Approved by the fda february 11, 2011, breast tomosynthesis, a new imaging technology pioneered by the mgh breast imaging program under the leadership of elizabeth rafferty, md, director of breast.
In a study appearing in the april 26 issue of jama, elizabeth a rafferty, md, formerly of massachusetts general hospital, boston, and colleagues evaluated the screening performance of digital. Purpose: to determine the effect of tomosynthesis imaging as a function of age for breast cancer screening methods: screening performance metrics from 13 institutions were examined for 12 months prior to introduction of tomosynthesis (period 1) and compared to those after introduction of tomosynthesis (period 2, range 3-22 months. Digital breast tomosynthesis workshop faculty: elizabeth a rafferty, md director of breast imaging avon comprehensive breast center massachusetts general hospital.
The tomosynthesis course will be led by elizabeth rafferty, md, who serves as director of breast imaging at massachusetts general hospital in boston, mass and is a nationally-recognized expert in breast imaging as well as the principal investigator for the clinical development of breast tomosynthesis. The groundbreaking technology, pioneered by the mgh breast imaging program under the leadership of elizabeth rafferty, md, director of breast imaging (pictured), was approved by the federal drug administration in february with the new technique, which combines multiple low-dose x-ray images into a three-dimensional data set, physicians can. Cancers detected by digital breast tomosynthesis are invasive cancers: a study by elizabeth rafferty, md, of lawrence general hospital in massachusetts and colleagues showed that the increased. Corresponding author: elizabeth a rafferty, md, l&m radiology, po box 615, west acton, ma 01720 ([email protected]radiologycom) author contributions: dr rafferty had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
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