Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening
November 21, 2017 -- When it comes to deciding how often women should undergo breast screening, the opinions of one important constituency are often ignored: women. Researchers from Philadelphia asked women for their preference, and more than 70% said they wanted screening every year, according to a study to be presented at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.  Discuss
Overweight women need more frequent mammograms
November 20, 2017 -- Women who are overweight may need to be screened for breast cancer more often, as these women had larger tumors at diagnosis in a study being presented by researchers from Sweden at the upcoming RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Teleultrasound is beneficial for assessing fetal health
November 8, 2017 -- An anatomic survey of the fetus is a critical aspect of prenatal care; however, not all communities have access to ultrasound specialists. One solution is teleultrasound, which shows promise for assessing fetal health in rural or underserved areas, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
FDA: Thermography no substitute for mammography
October 30, 2017 -- Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening, according to a consumer health statement released October 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Discuss
High-risk women not necessarily getting breast MRI
October 27, 2017 -- Even when common barriers to access such as cost are removed from breast MRI screening, many women with a higher lifetime risk of breast cancer still decline MRI scans, according to research presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Diego.  Discuss
Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30%
October 17, 2017 -- A machine-learning algorithm designed to distinguish high-risk breast lesions from those not likely to become cancer could reduce unnecessary surgeries by 30%, according to a new study published online October 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
4D ultrasound contrast HSG assesses fallopian tubes
October 12, 2017 -- Hysterosalpingography (HSG) with 4D contrast ultrasound offers a less invasive option than laparoscopic chromopertubation for assessing the patency of fallopian tube fimbria, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's
October 12, 2017 -- Could menopausal status be a factor in why women are more frequently afflicted with Alzheimer's disease than men? Using PET scans, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences may have found a connection. Results of their study were published online October 10 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging
October 4, 2017 -- Radiologists remain conflicted about breast density notification legislation, whether to recommend supplemental imaging for women with dense breast tissue, and, if so, what kind of imaging is best, according to a study published in the October edition of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Gap narrows in black, white breast cancer death rates
October 4, 2017 -- Breast cancer death rates are converging among U.S. white and African-American women, according to an analysis published online October 3 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  Discuss
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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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