How effective is ER ultrasound for breast abscesses?
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Breast abscesses are one of the few breast-specific emergencies that require urgent treatment in the emergency room (ER), and ultrasound is used to diagnose them. But is it effective? Perhaps not enough, according to research presented on Tuesday at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Optoacoustic device aids breast lesion assessment
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - An investigational device that combines a laser and ultrasound appears to have superior specificity for identifying benign breast lesions, according to a study presented on Monday at the RSNA 2017 conference.  Discuss
Fat distribution linked to heart attack risk
November 28, 2017 -- Where a person's body fat is stored may increase their risk of having a heart attack, a stroke, and diabetes -- and the level of risk may also be influenced by the person's sex, according to research presented on November 28 at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
USPSTF's breast cancer screening recs dampen compliance
November 27, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Over the past 15 years, screening mammography guidelines have changed dramatically, leaving women confused about when to start. A big factor in these changes has been the 2009 recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), according to research presented on Monday at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
GE RSNA launches range from CT to molecular imaging
November 27, 2017 -- CHICAGO - In its booth at RSNA 2017, GE Healthcare is highlighting a wide range of product launches and upgrades, from a new CT scanner designed to make it easier to perform routine spectral imaging to new PET/CT and SPECT/CT systems.  Discuss
Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests
November 26, 2017 -- False positives on mammography do not deter women from undergoing other screening tests, such as cervical cancer or osteoporosis screening, according to research presented on Sunday at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening
November 21, 2017 -- When it comes to deciding how often women should undergo breast screening, the opinions of one important constituency are often ignored: women. Researchers from Philadelphia asked women for their preference, and more than 70% said they wanted screening every year, according to a study to be presented at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.  Discuss
Overweight women need more frequent mammograms
November 20, 2017 -- Women who are overweight may need to be screened for breast cancer more often, as these women had larger tumors at diagnosis in a study being presented by researchers from Sweden at the upcoming RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Teleultrasound is beneficial for assessing fetal health
November 8, 2017 -- An anatomic survey of the fetus is a critical aspect of prenatal care; however, not all communities have access to ultrasound specialists. One solution is teleultrasound, which shows promise for assessing fetal health in rural or underserved areas, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
FDA: Thermography no substitute for mammography
October 30, 2017 -- Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening, according to a consumer health statement released October 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Discuss
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Use of DBT lags in Medicare system -- or does it?

Just under 20% of women in the Medicare population received digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams in 2015, the first year of Medicare coverage for the technology. Does the figure mean DBT use is lagging in the federal system -- or that it's taking hold? Read more

Conferences
Ob/Gyn Ultrasound (3-Day)
January 18-20
Houston, Texas United States
Maternal-Fetal Imaging 2018: Advances in Ob/Gyn Ultrasound
January 19-21
San Antonio, Texas United States
Mammography Initial Training - Option 1
January 25-29
Houston, Texas United States
Mammography Initial Training - Option 2
January 25-29
Houston, Texas United States
Gynecological Ultrasound
January 29-30
Houston, Texas United States