Can deep-learning CAD outperform mammographers?
March 23, 2017 -- Can computer-aided detection (CAD) software developed with deep-learning technology perform better than mammographers? Yes it can, at least for the task of differentiating between benign and malignant calcifications, according to a team of researchers from California.
How useful are second opinion breast imaging reads?
March 23, 2017 -- A second opinion review of breast images from other institutions leads to a change in interpretation -- and potentially disease management decisions -- in almost 30% of patients, according to a study published online March 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Adding DBT to breast screening helps BI-RADS accuracy
March 17, 2017 -- More and more clinical evidence indicates that using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening reduces recall rates and increases the detection of invasive cancers. Now another benefit of the technology is coming to the fore: Adding DBT to digital mammography helps breast imagers categorize lesions more accurately, according to research presented at ECR 2017.
Direct invitations boost breast MRI screening rates
March 9, 2017 -- Women at high risk of breast cancer who receive letters that outline their options for additional imaging with contrast-enhanced MRI are more likely to follow through on this additional imaging, according to a study published online February 3 in Health Communication.
SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids
March 7, 2017 -- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is vastly underutilized when it comes to treating uterine fibroids, according to a large nationwide study presented on March 6 at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2017 annual meeting in Washington, DC.
DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates
March 5, 2017 -- VIENNA - Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to preoperative digital mammography and ultrasound reduces the re-excision rate of surgical treatment for breast cancer -- good news for women and also for imaging centers seeking to render cost-effective care, according to research presented at ECR 2017.
ECR 2017 stands tall as showcase for product launches
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - The European Congress of Radiology in recent years has come into its own as a showcase for new launches of medical imaging products. ECR 2017 was no exception, with a variety of new scanner debuts in MRI, CT, and other modalities.
Neural networks read mammograms as well as radiologists
March 3, 2017 -- VIENNA - Deep artificial neural networks can read mammograms as well as radiologists, according to research from Switzerland presented at ECR 2017 on Thursday. Neural networks can also be trained with a relatively small amount of data, the group found.
Is DBT ready to replace digital mammography for screening?
March 2, 2017 -- VIENNA - Enthusiasm for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) continues to grow, with adherents lauding its increased cancer detection and reduced false-positive rates. Thus far, the technology has been used as an adjunct to digital mammography -- but could it replace it? Two presentations given on Wednesday at ECR 2017 addressed the question.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Fiona Gilbert on Brexit & breast screening
March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - The U.K.'s planned exit from the European Union poses a grave threat to the future of imaging research. That's the view of Dr. Fiona Gilbert from the University of Cambridge. In advance of her honorary lecture on Saturday, she also speaks about the persistent controversies in breast cancer screening and the growing potential of digital breast tomosynthesis.
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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