Annual breast screening reduces deaths by almost 40%
August 21, 2017 -- Annual breast cancer screening with mammography starting at age 40 results in a nearly 40% reduction in breast cancer-specific deaths compared with screening at less-frequent intervals, according to a study published online August 21 in the journal Cancer.  Discuss
2D synthesized DBT screening is ready for prime time
August 17, 2017 -- Breast cancer screening with synthesized 2D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is ready for routine clinical use, according to a study published online August 5 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment that compared the technique with screening using full-field digital mammography (FFDM) and FFDM plus DBT.  Discuss
How do women fare when breast cancer is detected on US?
August 10, 2017 -- Women whose breast cancers are detected with screening ultrasound generally have good outcomes, but some do experience cancer recurrence. South Korean researchers analyzed the factors that could predict recurrence in these women in a new study in the August issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Simple interventions reduce mammography recall rates
August 8, 2017 -- A few simple interventions can significantly reduce recall rates for both full-field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis, according to a study published online July 28 in Academic Radiology. And the interventions don't add much more time to a busy practice's workload, researchers found.  Discuss
Are older women getting appropriate mammo screening?
August 7, 2017 -- Older breast cancer survivors with a life expectancy of five years or less are continuing to receive annual surveillance mammography, according to a study published online July 27 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Discuss
Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements
August 3, 2017 -- Breast density measurements calculated on full-field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) are comparable -- and so are median radiation dose values for dense breasts, according to a study published in the July issue of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Machine learning predicts pregnancies with fetal growth restriction
August 3, 2017 -- Making use of 3D MRI features, a machine-learning algorithm can accurately predict pregnancies with fetal growth restriction, potentially opening up opportunities for interventions to protect vulnerable fetuses, according to research published online in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Discuss
Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT
August 1, 2017 -- Women with any out-of-pocket expenses for screening mammography are less likely to choose digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) over digital mammography, compared with women who have complete insurance coverage for the exam, according to a study published online July 24 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
DBT does not boost BI-RADS 3 category use
July 26, 2017 -- Screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) doesn't increase the use of BI-RADS category 3 -- a designation that prompts intensive follow-up and tracking for up to two years and can provoke anxiety in patients, according to a study published online July 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
Is Google News good for mammography?
July 19, 2017 -- Coverage in Google News about mammography screening has the potential to influence public perception of the exam and could even affect women's adherence to screening protocols, according to a study published online July 7 in Academic Radiology.  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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