SABCS: RT complicates breast implant reconstruction
December 8, 2016 -- Radiation therapy (RT) may increase complications in breast cancer patients who undergo implant reconstruction, according to a study presented this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). But those patients who undergo autologous, or "flap" reconstruction, are not as susceptible to complications.
Risk-based mammo screening misses almost 60% of cancers
December 7, 2016 -- A risk-based breast cancer screening protocol for women younger than 50 could miss almost 60% of detectable cancers, compared with an age-based strategy, according to a presentation given at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
New CT, MRI scanners pace Siemens at RSNA 2016
November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - New scanner launches at the RSNA 2016 booth of Siemens Healthineers include a CT platform and MRI system, while other highlights range from a robotic interventional radiology system to classical x-ray.
FDG-PET/CT targets metastases in cervical, endometrial cancer
November 27, 2016 -- CHICAGO - With high specificity and negative predictive value, FDG-PET/CT can accurately detect distant metastases in women with cervical or endometrial cancer and spare them from unnecessary aggressive therapy, according to a study presented on Sunday at RSNA 2016.
Virtual reality takes prenatal imaging to new heights
November 22, 2016 -- Brazilian researchers are vaulting over conventional fetal imaging techniques with a virtual reality system that brings realism to the interaction between a fetus and its parents, according to a study to be presented at the RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
DBT use grows, but barriers remain
November 16, 2016 -- Although digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has become increasingly accepted as a clinical tool, access to the technology remains limited. In fact, while a third of U.S. radiology practices use it, only 11% of those that do are performing all mammograms with DBT, according to a study in the November Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Can deep learning characterize breast tumors on SWE?
November 15, 2016 -- Deep learning can accurately differentiate benign and malignant breast tumors on ultrasound shear-wave elastography (SWE) and outperform methods typically used in computer-aided diagnosis software, according to research published in the December issue of Ultrasonics.
EQUIP: The FDA's new breast image quality program
November 14, 2016 -- In its ongoing efforts to improve breast cancer detection rates, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it plans to use its Mammography Quality Standards Act inspection program to increase mammography image quality through a new venture it's calling Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP).
CDC: Breast cancer death rate declines, but not equally
October 14, 2016 -- Fewer women in the U.S. are dying from breast cancer, but there is a disparity in death rates between black and white women, according to a report released October 14 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report credits better education about breast screening and treatment among the reasons for the decline.
PET/MRI detects distant metastasis of breast cancer
October 14, 2016 -- Breast cancer patients often face the additional risk of distant metastases, and the best way to find the presence of those abnormalities in the liver and bone is with PET/MRI, according to a study published in the October issue of Radiology.
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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