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
Breast MRI effective for postpartum breast cancer
August 30, 2017 -- Using MRI on women with breast cancer within one year of their giving birth can achieve sensitivity of almost 100% for detecting tumors and change surgical management in more than one in four cases, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option
August 29, 2017 -- Women in the U.S. aren't aware of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as a minimally invasive treatment option for uterine fibroids, according to results from a nationwide poll released August 29 by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).  Discuss
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
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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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