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.
Synthetic 2D mammo gets thumbs up in screening role
August 10, 2016 -- Synthetic 2D mammograms received the thumbs up for breast cancer screening from researchers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in a July 28 article published in Radiology. They say the exams are good enough to replace conventional digital mammography studies as a complement to digital breast tomosynthesis.
Can elastography help guide breast cancer treatment?
August 5, 2016 -- Shear-wave elastography measurements of tumor stiffness can predict early on if breast cancer patients won't respond to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, enabling clinicians to quickly switch to a different treatment strategy, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
AHRA: Building a better breast cancer screening program
August 2, 2016 -- Back in the day, screening for breast cancer mostly consisted of a mammography exam. But with increased understanding of risk factors such as breast density and the advent of new technologies, breast cancer screening isn't a one-size-fits-all endeavor anymore, according to a presentation at the AHRA 2016 meeting in Nashville, TN.
Is MBI a better alternative for dense breast screening?
August 1, 2016 -- Almost half of women eligible for breast cancer screening have dense tissue -- a characteristic that can limit conventional mammography's performance. To work around this, clinicians need supplemental imaging modalities, and molecular breast imaging (MBI) is an effective option, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Screening uptake remains patchy in Turkey
August 1, 2016 -- In spite of Turkey's growing income levels, cancer screening coverage continues to be relatively poor among women, and their educational level, access to social security, and lifestyle factors have a crucial impact on screening rates, researchers have found.
Breaking BI-RADS: Breast density measures vary widely
July 20, 2016 -- About half of U.S. states have laws that require women to be notified if they have dense breast tissue -- and counseled to discuss supplemental screening. But are BI-RADS breast density assessments consistent among radiologists? Not so much, according to a study published online July 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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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