NJ imager helps give radiology a face with TV interviews
January 17, 2017 -- A radiologist from New Jersey has become a regular fixture on the morning TV news show "Fox & Friends" as the program's expert on healthcare public policy. Dr. Nicole Saphier sees her appearances as an example of how radiology can raise its public profile.
Mammography recall rates: Is lower really always better?
January 11, 2017 -- In the quest to provide the most effective breast cancer screening, radiologists are constantly trying to improve their performance metrics -- one of which is recall rate. And lower is always better, right? Perhaps not, according to a new study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Cochrane group again takes aim at breast screening
January 9, 2017 -- Continuing a campaign going back to at least 2000, researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen take aim at screening mammography in a January 10 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The group claims that breast screening doesn't reduce the incidence of advanced tumors, and that one-third of tumors detected actually represent overdiagnosis.
Mammography use rises with ACA; colonoscopy, not so much
January 9, 2017 -- The U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased adherence to mammography screening by eliminating out-of-pocket costs, according to a new study published January 9 in Cancer. At the same time, reducing expenses did not increase colonoscopy rates among poorer patients.
Improving the patient experience benefits everyone
January 6, 2017 -- As a diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Jennifer Adams has always been sensitive to the concerns and fears that patients can have when faced with medical imaging procedures. But she gained a new perspective on what it's like to be a patient when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38.
DBT recall rate decreases are sustained over time
December 29, 2016 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been shown to reduce recall rates and increase cancer detection in screening when compared with digital mammography. But are these improved performance metrics sustained over time?
Density notification letters leave women with questions
December 21, 2016 -- Connecticut passed the first breast tissue density notification law seven years ago. Now 28 states have enacted similar legislation, mandating that women be informed if they have dense tissue. But even if women understand the content of notification letters, do they know what to do next? Not necessarily, according to a talk given at the RSNA 2016 meeting.
6 tips for top-notch breast cancer risk assessment
December 19, 2016 -- Breast imaging centers are being pressed to offer tailored services beyond imaging that take an individual woman's risk factors into account. So how can a center provide top-notch risk assessment -- that's also feasible? There are six things to consider, according to a talk at the RSNA 2016 meeting.
Breast cancer screening gaps exist for minority women
December 16, 2016 -- Breast cancer screening disparities exist across racial groups in the U.S. -- with possible negative effects on the health of black and Hispanic women, according to a new study published on December 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
How should BI-RADS 3 breast lesions be followed up?
December 14, 2016 -- Supplemental ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts finds cancers that mammography does not, but it also leads to many follow-up studies at short intervals. BI-RADS 3 lesions could be followed up at 12 months, however, according to preliminary results presented recently at RSNA 2016 in Chicago.
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Improving the patient experience benefits everyone
Improving the patient experience benefits everyone

As a diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Jennifer Adams has always been sensitive to the concerns and fears that patients can have when faced with medical imaging procedures. But she gained a new perspective when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38. Read more

Conferences
Advances in Fetal and Neonatal Imaging 2017
January 27-29
Orlando, Florida United States
Initial Mammographer Education Program
April 10-14
Indianapolis, Indiana United States
Breast Imaging From A to Z
May 11-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States