Are Latina women getting the breast density message? December 21, 2015 -- Not all women are getting the information they need about their breast tissue density and the availability of supplemental screening, despite the fact that almost half of U.S. states have passed legislation that mandates women be informed. Hispanic/Latina women in particular aren't getting the message.
MBI: The unsung hero of dense breast imaging? December 18, 2015 -- Is molecular breast imaging (MBI) the unsung hero for women with dense breast tissue? Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, believe it might be due to its ability to image tumor function. They presented their work with the modality at RSNA 2015.
Case report: Conjoined twins -- thoraco-omphalopagus (type A) December 10, 2015 -- In this case report, radiologists from Tikrit University College of Medicine in Iraq describe the case of conjoined twins discovered by routine transabdominal ultrasound examination at 16-weeks gestation. They were joined at the chest and the abdomen and had one functional heart.
Mammo false positives suggest increased cancer risk December 8, 2015 -- Women with a history of a false-positive screening mammogram have a nearly 40% increased risk of breast cancer for at least a decade afterward, according to a study published online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
The more mammo priors, the lower the recall rate December 4, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Comparing screening mammography exams with two or more prior exams reduces by 14% the odds that a woman will be recalled, versus comparing the current exam to a single prior study, according to a study presented at the RSNA meeting.
Do breast density laws affect radiologists' reporting? December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Since 2009, almost half of U.S. states have adopted breast density notification laws, and there has been much discussion about how these laws have affected the use of supplemental imaging, such as ultrasound. But have they also affected how radiologists report breast density on mammography?
Big-data cloud launch spearheads GE RSNA news December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The launch of a new service for analyzing healthcare data in the cloud is spearheading the product introductions by GE Healthcare at this week's RSNA 2015 meeting. Other introductions include new ultrasound and CT systems.
Breast density alone not a cancer risk factor December 2, 2015 -- High breast tissue density alone is not a strong independent risk factor for cancer, according to a study presented at this week's RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.
With tomo, are synthesized 2D images good enough? December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - It seems like a good idea: When using digital breast tomosynthesis, synthesize the 2D mammography images from the tomosynthesis data to reduce radiation dose. But are these images really good enough to replace actual 2D mammography? Researchers addressed this question on Tuesday morning at RSNA 2015.