Do older women benefit from screening mammography?
July 13, 2017 -- Do women benefit from continuing breast screening beyond the age of 70? Australian researchers are questioning whether they do, based on their statistical model that compared screening through age 69 with screening through age 74, according to a study published online on July 10 in the International Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
Primary care docs not ready to discuss mammo screening
July 12, 2017 -- Despite the recent emphasis on the importance of shared decision-making between women and their doctors regarding mammography screening, primary care providers are ill-equipped to discuss the topic, according to a study published online June 28 in the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
Elastography, color Doppler US avoid breast biopsies
July 7, 2017 -- Adding elastography and color Doppler to B-mode ultrasound can significantly decrease the number of false positives when screening women with dense breasts, avoiding as many as two-thirds of unnecessary biopsies, according to research published online June 21 in Radiology.  Discuss
What do women want in a breast imaging center?
July 7, 2017 -- Women have particular preferences for how they receive medical care -- even down to their selection of a breast imaging center, according to a study published online June 28 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI algorithm uses color to better detect breast cancer
July 6, 2017 -- Making use of a false-color enhancement technique that converts black-and-white shadows on mammograms into color, a deep-learning algorithm can achieve accuracy similar to an expert radiologist's for detecting breast cancer, according to research published online June 27 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Synthesized 2D images OK for assessing breast density
July 3, 2017 -- Two-dimensional images synthesized from digital breast tomosynthesis scans are comparable to digital 2D images acquired with mammography for evaluating breast density, according to a study in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Study finds DBT matches -- or surpasses -- FFDM
June 30, 2017 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performs as well as or better than full-field digital mammography (FFDM), even when patient characteristics that might skew toward DBT exams are accounted for, according to a study published online June 22 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
ACR reaffirms support for annual mammography at 40
June 27, 2017 -- Women at average risk for breast cancer should start annual mammography screening at the age of 40, according to American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines published online June 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Do women really care about the 'harms' of mammography?
June 26, 2017 -- Women don't appear to be getting the message about the alleged "harms" of mammography -- much to the chagrin of breast screening's critics. In a survey published on June 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine, women rated the benefits of mammography as being far more important to them than its harms.  Discuss
ACOG sticks to 40 for breast screening, with caveats
June 23, 2017 -- Breast screening should be offered to women starting at age 40, but screening should start only after a woman discusses the best age at which to begin with her physician, according to updated guidelines released June 22 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  Discuss
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Improving the patient experience benefits everyone
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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