New 3-D Mammogram Detects Tiniest Breast Cancer Tumors

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Breast cancer remains the leading cause of death for women ages 40 to 55. One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and early detection can be difficult due to many women having dense breast tissue.

Dr. Nilza Kallos, from South Miami, is using a new breast imaging technique called “Digital Tomosynthesis,” that takes several pictures to form a three-dimensional image of the breast, allowing her to see the tiniest tumors.

The machine Kallos uses is called Hologic Selenia Dimensions 3D System. Last year Kallos detected a tiny tumor using the machine. “In the two-dimensional mammaogram, it doesn’t show. This would have been completely missed if it weren’t for the new machine.”

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X-RAY CE Announces New Course: Radiology 101

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X-RAY CE is pleased to announce the release of Radiology 101, a new continuing education course for radiologic technologists. The Radiology 101 course comes in either a traditional textbook or e-book format and provides 15.5 Category A credits approved by the ASRT.

Radiology 101 provides the basic groundwork necessary for imaging personnel to properly evaluate images as well as understanding how current imaging modalities function. There is an overview on principles, capabilities, and limitations within each imaging modality.

The new course includes posttest and online testing for immediate certificate issuance.  Learn more by visiting X-RAY CE.