New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same
January 11, 2016 -- They say a leopard can't change its spots, a saying that fits the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). On January 12, the group 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.  Discuss
Are radiologists vexed by some BI-RADS breast MRI categories?
January 6, 2016 -- Radiologists tend to agree with established BI-RADS categories when it comes to deciding how to manage patients based on breast MRI exams. But they have room for improvement in some areas, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Aspirin could reduce breast density by almost 40%
January 4, 2016 -- Almost half of women eligible for mammography screening have dense breast tissue, and density has been linked to increased cancer risk. But what if a simple intervention could reduce a woman's risk -- even before she gets to screening?  Discuss
Breast US shows promise as global screening tool
December 29, 2015 -- Ultrasound is comparable to mammography in terms of sensitivity for detecting breast cancer, and it finds a greater proportion of invasive and node-negative lesions, according to a study published online December 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
Study finds benefits to breast cancer screening over 75
December 22, 2015 -- A new study of breast screening in women older than 75 has found that enough cancers are detected in this population to make screening worthwhile. The findings could shape the ongoing debate over whether older women should undergo regular screening.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
New U.S. budget brings good news for mammography
December 17, 2015 -- It could be a Christmas miracle: Both houses of Congress have introduced legislation that includes good news for mammography screening.  Discuss
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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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