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Cara Livernois
News Writer
As a News Writer at TriMed Media Group, Cara covers breaking news across several facets of the healthcare industry for all of TriMed's brands.

While digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), also known as 3D mammography, may cost more than digital mammography (DM) screenings at first, researchers believe it could reduce cancer screening costs in the long run. Findings were presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

 - CyberSecurity

As cyberattack become increasingly common incidents, healthcare professionals must push security to the forefront. In a presentation given at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Jim Whitfill, CMO of innovation Health Partners and President of Lumetis, described the current cybersecurity environment and detailed how professionals can take steps toward improving privacy.

Young patients addicted to smartphones can develop significant imbalances in brain chemistry, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.

Researchers from multiple institutions have combined two methods of cancer detection to develop a new method in producing personalized breast cancer treatments. 

Diagnosing and monitoring prostate cancer requires patients undergo invasive biopsies. Researchers from Washington State University are changing how physicians do such actions with the development of a new non-invasive, filter-like device. 

Lightpoint Medical, developers of medical imaging technologies, has announced results for its clinical trial in regards to intraoperative imaging technology for breast cancer surgery.

 - James Rawson, MD, FACR

James Rawson, MD, radiology chair at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, has a lot of experience with developing relationships between new recruits and those who are more established in the field of radiology. On Thursday, Dec. 1, Rawson will discuss the importance of developing future leaders in radiology in a presentation titled, “Mentors, Mentees and Mentoring in Radiology.” 

 - Alexander Towbin, MD

Social media is everywhere these days, and this quick and easy method of communication is being utilized across the country in almost every industry. 

According to researchers at the University of California, the recall rate of screening mammography is greatly reduced when physicians compare present and past mammograms.

Of all the reasons you've got a sore back, a new study in Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer, raises another cause—though this one isn't going to overheard at the chiropractor's office. Researchers studying astronauts found that space travel can cause atrophy of the spine that does not return to normal with their reentry to Earth.