7 things to consider when adopting breast tomosynthesis
March 11, 2015 -- To many, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is the best breast imaging technology to come along since sliced bread. But clinical enthusiasm aside, what needs to be considered before incorporating DBT into a breast imaging practice?
Double-read DBT + digital mammo drops recall rates
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Double reading of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus digital mammography reduces the recall rate by 40% when compared with digital mammography alone, Italian researchers reported at ECR 2015.
Philips ECR highlights include IntelliSpace Portal upgrade
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - The latest version of its IntelliSpace Portal platform is among the ECR 2015 highlights for Philips Healthcare. The company is also showing recently introduced technology ranging from its IQon spectral CT scanner to its DoseWise Portal radiation dose management program.
CAD boosts breast MRI sensitivity
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - Breast MRI already has high sensitivity, but can it be even higher? The answer is yes, if computer-aided detection (CAD) is thrown into the mix, according to a presentation at ECR 2015. In fact, the CAD system detected previously missed cancers nearly as well as it did screen-detected cancers.
Breast screening controversies set to generate fierce debate
March 5, 2015 -- Today's session on breast cancer screening has the potential to be the most controversial at ECR 2015, because it includes the perspectives of not only screening advocates but also dissenters. Specifically, researchers will debate hot topics such as the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, followed by a period of questions and answers.
CT, MRI contribute to major shake-up in breast imaging
March 5, 2015 -- Rapid progress in both CT and MRI are being made in the field of breast imaging. Speakers at today's special focus session at ECR 2015 will provide an overview of what's possible with breast CT and unenhanced breast MRI.
The good, the bad, and the ugly about breast ultrasound
March 4, 2015 -- When it comes to screening women for breast cancer, those with dense breasts or tissue abnormalities tend to be the most troublesome, but breast ultrasound has proved, and continues to prove, its utility for these women, say leading researchers.
Many women still unaware of breast density as cancer risk factor
March 3, 2015 -- Nearly half of women who are eligible for mammography screening have never heard of breast density, and approximately half are unaware of breast density's effect on cancer detection and risk, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Applying CAD twice to DBT improves performance at lower dose
February 23, 2015 -- Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a new double-barreled approach to computer-aided detection (CAD) that uses two separate CAD algorithms on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams. They believe the technique enables a high level of sensitivity with lower radiation dose.
Info on 'overdiagnosis' saps interest in breast screening
February 19, 2015 -- Giving women more information about the negative aspects of mammography, such as overdiagnosis, makes them less inclined to want breast screening, according to a new Australian study published online February 17 in the Lancet.