MRI scans during 1st trimester of pregnancy are safe
September 6, 2016 -- MRI in the first trimester of pregnancy does not put the fetus at increased risk of stillbirth, birth defects, hearing loss, or childhood cancer, according to a study published in the September 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Can 1st-trimester ultrasound affect autism severity?
September 6, 2016 -- In a disturbing new finding, first-trimester ultrasound was linked to greater severity of autism symptoms, including poorer cognitive outcomes and increased repetitive behaviors, in fetuses with a genetic predisposition to autism spectrum disorder, according to research published online September 1 in Autism Research.
Screening reduces late-stage breast cancer in Calif.
September 2, 2016 -- Cancer screening in California has resulted in a decline in the number of late-stage diagnoses for breast cancer, while late-stage diagnoses for other cancers -- such as cervical and prostate cancer -- are increasing, according to a new report.
Take that, Watson: Radiologists 'sense' cancer in images
August 30, 2016 -- Have you ever pulled up an image and had a feeling that something wasn't right? You might not be imagining things, according to an August 29 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
AI could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
August 29, 2016 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) technology could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study published online August 29 in Cancer.
Study finds adding DBT to mammography is cost-effective
August 26, 2016 -- Adding screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to annual mammography is cost-effective when compared with mammography alone -- particularly in women between the ages of 40 and 49, according to a new study published online August 22 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Imaging detects telltale signs of Zika infection
August 23, 2016 -- Radiologists reviewing medical imaging scans of babies and fetuses in cases of suspected Zika infection can expect to see a number of telltale brain abnormalities, including loss of gray- and white-matter volume and a "collapsed" appearance of the skull. That's according to a report on the devastating virus published August 23 in Radiology.
Should low-risk women get breast screening every 3 years?
August 23, 2016 -- Some women's health researchers are coming around to the idea of breast screening tailored to a woman's risk of breast cancer. A new study published August 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine offers support for the idea, but also goes a step further, calling for screening every three years for women at lowest risk of cancer.
Guidelines matter for breast screening referrals
August 19, 2016 -- It seems like almost every medical specialty has its own guidelines for when women should be screened for breast cancer. But are primary care doctors actually paying attention when they refer patients for screening? Yes, according to a study published online August 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Why do Iranian women avoid mammography screening?
August 11, 2016 -- Why aren't more women in Iran seeking out breast screening? A new study shows that social, cultural, and religious factors constitute major barriers to mammography adherence, and the authors call for breast health educational programs to do more to encourage women to get screened.
Special Feature
New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same
New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same

On January 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its final recommendations for screening mammography -- and the guidelines offer nothing new when compared to both the USPSTF's April draft recommendations and its 2009 version. Read more

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