SBI: Tips for integrating breast tomo into your practice
April 8, 2016 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been getting positive press lately, with studies suggesting that it finds more cancers and reduces recall rates. So how can a facility best incorporate DBT into its practice? There are a few key considerations to take into account, according to a presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) show in Austin, TX.
DBT plus FFDM boosts invasive cancer detection rates
April 6, 2016 -- A new literature review published in The Breast has confirmed that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to breast screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) boosts invasive cancer detection rates, and it may reduce recall and false-positive rates as well.
Large Egyptian study shows breast cancer, density link
April 6, 2016 -- A study encompassing more than 100,000 women in Egypt has confirmed that an increase in mammographic breast density -- based on the American College of Radiology classifications -- is associated with a heightened risk of breast cancer.
5 ways imaging can reduce breast cancer overdiagnosis
March 31, 2016 -- Overdiagnosis has emerged as a major flash point in the debate over breast screening. But breast imagers can defuse the overdiagnosis argument with five steps that use the power of advanced imaging to make screening more precise and less invasive, according to a new investigation published online March 23 in Academic Radiology.
Breast MR: Is it accessible to women who need it?
March 30, 2016 -- MR is an effective breast cancer screening tool for women with a higher lifetime risk of the disease. But its availability can be limited, and sociodemographic factors may play more of a role in access than women's breast cancer risk factors, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Mammography could help screen for heart disease
March 25, 2016 -- Routine mammography screening could be a useful tool for identifying women at risk for heart disease by analyzing levels of breast calcification, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming American College of Cardiology meeting in Chicago.
Do 'vulnerable' women lack access to breast imaging?
March 23, 2016 -- Unequal access to breast imaging across the U.S. -- especially advanced services such as ultrasound, breast MRI, and image-guided biopsy -- can lead to delays in diagnosis and negative outcomes. So how accessible are these services to women who might be considered vulnerable because of racial, social, or economic barriers?
AIUM: Experience matters in US screening of dense breasts
March 21, 2016 -- NEW YORK CITY - Breast ultrasound screening in women with dense breasts can identify invasive cancers not seen on mammography, and performance improves with experience, according to a presentation on Sunday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting.
AIUM: Ultrasound offers promise for preventing maternal death
March 18, 2016 -- NEW YORK CITY - Is giving birth safely largely a privilege of the rich? It could be, given the shockingly high maternal death rates that still plague the developing world. But ultrasound can help, according to a March 18 talk at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting.
Could a pill improve breast cancer diagnosis?
March 16, 2016 -- What if you could make it easier to find breast cancer in your patients, just by having them take a pill? That's the tantalizing idea behind an animal study presented by University of Michigan researchers on March 15 at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Diego.
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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