ACR reaffirms support for annual mammography at 40
June 27, 2017 -- Women at average risk for breast cancer should start annual mammography screening at the age of 40, according to American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines published online June 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Do women really care about the 'harms' of mammography?
June 26, 2017 -- Women don't appear to be getting the message about the alleged "harms" of mammography -- much to the chagrin of breast screening's critics. In a survey published on June 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine, women rated the benefits of mammography as being far more important to them than its harms.
ACOG sticks to 40 for breast screening, with caveats
June 23, 2017 -- Breast screening should be offered to women starting at age 40, but screening should start only after a woman discusses the best age at which to begin with her physician, according to updated guidelines released June 22 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Breast density doesn't increase mammo radiation dose
June 23, 2017 -- Although there are factors that can boost a woman's dose during a mammography exam, breast density isn't one of them, according to a study published June 7 in the Breast Journal. The findings are good news for women with dense tissue.
MRI + mammography detects recurrent breast cancer
June 22, 2017 -- Adding MRI to mammography improves the detection of recurrent breast cancer in women who have been treated for the disease, according to a study published June 22 in JAMA Oncology. What's more, MRI appears to be a better option than ultrasound as an adjunct to mammography.
Breast MR hits benchmarks in community practice
June 15, 2017 -- Breast MRI has been shown to perform well as an adjunct to screening mammography in women at high risk for breast cancer. But its efficacy has mostly been evaluated based on trials at academic centers rather than community practices. So how does the modality perform in the real world?
Study questions value of early breast cancer detection
June 8, 2017 -- Many small breast cancers will not grow large enough to become significant within a patient's lifetime and, subsequently, finding them early could lead to overdiagnosis, according to a study published in the June 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Mammo screening adherence closest to USPSTF guidelines
June 7, 2017 -- When it comes to screening mammography, guidelines published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) are most closely followed, and the frequency and proportion of women who undergo screening increase with age, according to a study published online May 15 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
DBT in younger women mitigates mammography's 'harms'
June 5, 2017 -- Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to mammography when screening women in their 40s increases cancer detection rates and also decreases recall rates -- thus mitigating the "harms" that concern critics of screening in this age group, according to a study published online May 18 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
SIIM: Deep learning can help assess breast density
June 2, 2017 -- PITTSBURGH - A deep-learning technique shows promise for helping to classify breast density on mammography images, according to research presented on Friday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
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Conferences
Breast Tomosynthesis Workshop
June 30
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
MRI - Breast Interpretation Workshop
July 1-2
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Breast Imaging From A to Z in Hawaii
July 17-20
Kohala Cost, Hawaii United States
Initial Mammography Training Course (With Simulcast)
July 24-29
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States