DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
Aktueller Standort:
> This Story

Log in oder Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment



Women's Health Homepage

Biannual MR may beat mammo for finding early stage breast cancer in high-risk patients Researchers were able to catch it before its spreading to lymph nodes

Illinois passes breast density law The latest in a growing number of states to pass such a law

iCAD shares soar following FDA nod for PowerLook Density Compatible for 2D synthetic imaging on GE and Hologic systems

FDA bars Florida practice from performing mammograms Due to technical problem, not up to par with MQSA standards

Karleen Oberton Hologic announces chief financial officer change

Study finds 3D simulation doesn't improve breast augmentation outcomes But patients may still opt for it

CureMetrix teams with University of Florida on CAD development Developing software for 3D tomosynthesis

Hologic acquires Faxitron Bioptics for $85 million Expands its portfolio in breast conservation surgery

Elizabeth Krcik, Denise Yost and Liberty Adair ARRT honors three in I Am the Gold Standard program

Digital breast tomosynthesis: my adoption journey Dr. Regina Hooley talks front-line experiences bringing tomo into workflow

A look back at the history of mammography

by Sean Ruck , Contributing Editor
Long before mammography became a topic of debate about guidelines and the benefits of tumor identification versus false-positives, it was just another technology that seemed to be a curiosity for some and a revelation for others.

The precursor to mammograms were the radiography studies performed in 1913 by Dr. Robert Salomon on breast tissue that had been collected through mastectomies. Through his research, Salomon discovered that there were different types of breast cancer. And while he was able to use radiography to show the role the axillary lymph nodes played in the dissemination of cancerous tumors, holding the claim to fame as the first to perform a mammogram was not to be his lot, possibly due to not realizing or caring about the benefits it could bring to women or possibly due, in part, to the disruption of his work caused by the rise of Hitler, which resulted in his being ousted from his faculty position at the University of Berlin. Salomon was later placed in a concentration camp for several months before ultimately landing in Holland by 1939, where he would spend the rest of his life.

Story Continues Below Advertisement


Special-Pricing Available on Medical Displays, Patient Monitors, Recorders, Printers, Media, Ultrasound Machines, and Cameras.This includes Top Brands such as SONY, BARCO, NDS, NEC, LG, EDAN, EIZO, ELO, FSN, PANASONIC, MITSUBISHI, OLYMPUS, & WIDE.

Regardless of the reasons Salomon didn’t pursue his work further, others picked up the baton. Another German researcher, Walter Vogel, detailed how X-rays could help medical professionals differentiate between healthy and cancerous breast tissue. His guidelines, created nearly a century ago, were so well-crafted, that they’re still used today. However, to get to the first mammogram with a patient, a leap of a few years to 1930 is required.

It was in 1930 that Stafford Warren became an associate professor of medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine. It was also that year that he published his work, “A Roentgenologic Study of the Breast.” Like Salomon, Warren developed images of cancer tissue gathered via mastectomy – more than 3,000 images in all. Unlike Salomon, Warren continued his research and created methods to capture images of living breast tissue by repurposing available X-ray equipment. The mammograms performed by Warren required his patients to lie on their side with one arm raised. According to the book “Diagnosis of Diseases of the Breast,” by Lawrence Bassett and Valerie Jackson, out of a patient pool of 119 women who were set to undergo surgery, Warren accurately diagnosed cancer in 54 of the 58 cases he labeled as positives.

These findings were significant because they elevated radiography of breast tissue from a research pursuit to a method of improving patient health by reducing the need for invasive procedures. An ironic side note to Warren’s impressive career is the fact that he was part of the Manhattan Project, meaning he helped harnass the power of radiation to potentially save lives as well as to take them away.
  Pages: 1 - 2 >>

Women's Health Homepage

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Erhöhen Sie Ihren Bekanntheitsgrad
Auktionen + Privatverkäufe
Den besten Preis erzielen
Geräte/Geräteteile kaufen
Den günstigsten Preis finden
Daily News
Die neuesten Nachrichten lesen
Alle DOTmed Benutzer durchsuchen
Ethik auf DOTmed
Unseren Ethik-Standard anzeigen
Gold-Parts Verkäufer-Programm
PH-Anfragen erhalten
Gold Service Dealer-Programm
Anfragen empfangen
Alle Gesundheitsdienstleister-Tools anzeigen
Einen Job suchen
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Angebote für Geräteteile erhalten
Kürzlich zertifiziert
Kürzlich zertifizierte Benutzer anzeigen
Kürzlich bewertet
Kürzlich zertifizierte Benutzer anzeigen
Rental Central
Geräte billiger mieten
Geräte/Geräteteile verkaufen
Das meiste Geld erhalten
Service-Techniker Forum
Hilfe und Beratung finden
Einfache Angebots-Anfrage
Angebote für Geräte erhalten
Virtuelle Messe
Service für Geräte finden
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2018, Inc.