Studies at RSNA offer new insights into Zika's spread
November 23, 2016 -- Three scientific studies from Brazil to be presented at next week's RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago will offer new insights into the Zika virus, the notorious infection that has a particularly devastating effect on pregnant women and their babies.
Virtual reality takes prenatal imaging to new heights
November 22, 2016 -- Brazilian researchers are vaulting over conventional fetal imaging techniques with a virtual reality system that brings realism to the interaction between a fetus and its parents, according to a study to be presented at the RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
DBT use grows, but barriers remain
November 16, 2016 -- Although digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has become increasingly accepted as a clinical tool, access to the technology remains limited. In fact, while a third of U.S. radiology practices use it, only 11% of those that do are performing all mammograms with DBT, according to a study in the November Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Can deep learning characterize breast tumors on SWE?
November 15, 2016 -- Deep learning can accurately differentiate benign and malignant breast tumors on ultrasound shear-wave elastography (SWE) and outperform methods typically used in computer-aided diagnosis software, according to research published in the December issue of Ultrasonics.
EQUIP: The FDA's new breast image quality program
November 14, 2016 -- In its ongoing efforts to improve breast cancer detection rates, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it plans to use its Mammography Quality Standards Act inspection program to increase mammography image quality through a new venture it's calling Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP).
CDC: Breast cancer death rate declines, but not equally
October 14, 2016 -- Fewer women in the U.S. are dying from breast cancer, but there is a disparity in death rates between black and white women, according to a report released October 14 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report credits better education about breast screening and treatment among the reasons for the decline.
PET/MRI detects distant metastasis of breast cancer
October 14, 2016 -- Breast cancer patients often face the additional risk of distant metastases, and the best way to find the presence of those abnormalities in the liver and bone is with PET/MRI, according to a study published in the October issue of Radiology.
Breast cancer care in Afghanistan presents challenges
October 14, 2016 -- Offering breast cancer care in a war zone requires a particular creativity, especially when resources -- including basic imaging -- are limited. In a research letter published online October 2 in the Breast Journal, surgeons at a military hospital near Kabul, Afghanistan, described their experience providing Afghan women with breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
NEJM: Treatment, not screening, cuts breast cancer deaths
October 12, 2016 -- In yet another salvo in the ongoing battle over screening mammography, research published in the October 13 New England Journal of Medicine claims that the reduction in breast cancer mortality after the advent of screening mammography is primarily a result of improved systemic therapy, not earlier detection.
Kopans: New NEJM paper offers rehash on 'overdiagnosis'
October 12, 2016 -- In this Second Opinion article, Dr. Daniel Kopans of Massachusetts General Hospital comments on a paper on breast screening by Welch et al published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The Welch paper is based on false assumptions and makes the same mistakes as a 2012 paper on the same topic, according to Kopans.
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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