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Richard Cambria, MD, chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and co-director of the Thoracic Aortic Center, was elected 2011-2012 president of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) on June 17 during the Vascular Annual Meeting in Chicago. -----
Daniel Kopans, MD, founder of the MGH Breast Imaging Division, received a special commendation from the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and a standing ovation from the more than 800 attendees at its annual meeting in recognition of his dedication and leadership in mammography screening.
Gynecologists should urge women to have annual mammograms starting at age 40, a national doctors group said Wednesday.
About 57 percent of women believe mammograms should start at age 40, according to a Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll.
Alarmist claims about a connection between thyroid cancer rates and mammography are not only without merit but also potentially harmful if they deter women from their annual screening.
Edwards reportedly failed to get annual screenings herself, which may have been the reason for the late stage diagnosis of her disease. Article quotes Mass General radiologist Dr. Daniel Kopans.
A new three-dimensional mammogram device purported by the device maker Hologic to more precisely detect breast lesions and reduce the number of follow-up breast cancer screenings, when used in conjunction with conventional digital mammograms, cleared an FDA hurdle Monday.
This first-personal article, which quotes Mass General Imaging radiologist Dr. Daniel Kopans, discusses one woman's experience being called back for additional imaging after a mammogram.
The July issue of Radiology contains an editorial by MGH radiologist Daniel B. Kopans, MD, challenging the recent United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for mammography screening and asserting that the task force ignored important scientific evidence when making its recommendations.
New guidelines on breast cancer screening set off an intense debate within the medical community regarding the value of early breast cancer detection. Daniel Kopans, MD, a pioneer in breast cancer detection, diagnosis and screening, and senior radiologist in the Breast Imaging Division of the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, weighs in.
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