Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30%
October 17, 2017 -- A machine-learning algorithm designed to distinguish high-risk breast lesions from those not likely to become cancer could reduce unnecessary surgeries by 30%, according to a new study published online October 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
4D ultrasound contrast HSG assesses fallopian tubes
October 12, 2017 -- Hysterosalpingography (HSG) with 4D contrast ultrasound offers a less invasive option than laparoscopic chromopertubation for assessing the patency of fallopian tube fimbria, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's
October 12, 2017 -- Could menopausal status be a factor in why women are more frequently afflicted with Alzheimer's disease than men? Using PET scans, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences may have found a connection. Results of their study were published online October 10 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging
October 4, 2017 -- Radiologists remain conflicted about breast density notification legislation, whether to recommend supplemental imaging for women with dense breast tissue, and, if so, what kind of imaging is best, according to a study published in the October edition of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Gap narrows in black, white breast cancer death rates
October 4, 2017 -- Breast cancer death rates are converging among U.S. white and African-American women, according to an analysis published online October 3 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  Discuss
Screening breast MRI alone OK for high-risk women
September 29, 2017 -- Women at high risk of breast cancer who are undergoing annual breast MRI screening can safely discontinue additional screening mammography, thus reducing their exposure to unnecessary radiation, according to a study published in the October issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Tailored education gets Muslim women to mammography
September 26, 2017 -- Receiving education on breast screening that was tailored to their religion helped Muslim women overcome their concerns about mammography and get screened, according to research presented at an American Association for Cancer Research conference in Atlanta by a team from the University of Chicago.  Discuss
Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms'
September 18, 2017 -- Another new analysis is questioning whether overdiagnosis is really that important to women undergoing breast screening. Authors of a study in the October issue of Medical Care believe the findings indicate that more communication is needed to convince women that they should take mammography's "harms" more seriously.  Discuss
Purchasing breast imaging equipment through a clinical lens
September 15, 2017 -- The lines between clinical and executive work seem to continuously blur in today's healthcare landscape. For radiologists who are finding themselves in charge of equipment selection, Dr. Stamatia Destounis offers some tips.  Discuss
How effective are mobile mammography programs?
September 14, 2017 -- Are mobile units as effective as stationary sites in ensuring that women have access to breast screening? They're a move in the right direction, but more work needs to be done to better assist women who make use of mobile mammography, according to a study published online September 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
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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

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