BAC Detected by Digital Mammography Are a Potential Marker of Coronary Artery Disease
“This groundbreaking study indicates the risk of BAC doubles for every 10 years of age,” said Emily Crane, president and CEO of Ikonopedia.
The study found BAC prevalence was 12.3 percent overall. Age-adjusted analyses also showed higher BAC prevalence among Hispanic and Black women. It also indicated lower BAC prevalence among Ashkenazi women, nulliparous (never given birth to a child) and pre-menopausal women, those with dense breasts and breast implants, and those currently using hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Ikonopedia’s platform includes the Insight Analytics tool, which provides comprehensive end-to-end reporting and deep mining analytic capabilities. These analytics help identify the types of cancer, breast tissue density, compliance and other high risk indicators by age group to help assist in managing patient populations.
“The study concluded that annual mammograms have the potential to serve a dual function – screening for both breast cancer and BAC,” said Crane. “This dual function could be carried out without additional radiation or prolonging the patient’s mammogram appointment. Using comprehensive analytics, such as those enabled by Ikonopedia, the assessment of BAC would add minimal time to the interpretation and reporting tasks of the breast radiologist while triggering preventative care in a more timely matter.”
The company is also highlighting its newest software upgrade including the company’s recently introduced Insight Analytics tool, which provides comprehensive end-to-end reporting and deep mining analytic capabilities within the Ikonopedia solution. These analytics help identify the types of cancer, breast tissue density, compliance and other high risk indicators by age group to help assist in managing patient populations.
Ikonopedia was founded by three expert breast imaging Radiologists: László Tabár, MD is the author of 6 books in 10 languages on mammography and a world-renowned educator; A. Thomas Stavros, MD is the author of one of the most popular reference books in the field of breast ultrasound; and Michael J. Vendrell, MD is an expert in breast MRI and CAD design with extensive experience in breast-imaging software. For more information, visit www.ikonopedia.com.
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