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Horizon BCBSNJ launches education effort on the OMNIA Health Alliance
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Horizon BCBSNJ launches education effort on the OMNIA Health Alliance

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has launched an educational campaign to increase understanding among consumers, employers, and brokers about how the OMNIA Health Alliance will benefit all New Jersey residents by accelerating the move from traditional, fee-for-service health care to fee-for-value health care. As part of the launch of the OMNIA Health...

Tomosynthesis May Be the Key to Early Breast Cancer Detection
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Tomosynthesis May Be the Key to Early Breast Cancer Detection

New research suggests that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3D mammography may be the key to advancement in the early detection of breast cancer. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3D mammography resulted in a 41 percent increase in the detection of potentially lethal cancers and a 15...

BMJ Article on Breast Cancer Screening Effectiveness Incredibly Flawed and Misleading
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BMJ Article on Breast Cancer Screening Effectiveness Incredibly Flawed and Misleading

According to the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging, the recent breast cancer screening article (Miller et al) published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) (1) is an incredibly misleading analysis based on the deeply flawed and widely discredited Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS). The results of this BMJ study, and...

The ACR and Society of Breast Imaging Statement on Radiation Received to the Thyroid from Mammography
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The ACR and Society of Breast Imaging Statement on Radiation Received to the Thyroid from Mammography

Some Americans have expressed concern, due to an erroneous media report, that the small amount of radiation a patient receives from a mammogram may significantly increase the likelihood of developing thyroid cancer. This concern simply is not supported in scientific literature. The radiation dose to the thyroid from a mammogram is extremely low. The thyroid...