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.
Breast MR useful for assessing BI-RADS 4 lesions
February 19, 2015 -- A new study published in the February issue of Radiology found that breast MR is useful for working up suspicious lesions classified as BI-RADS 4 at mammography or ultrasound -- and, in fact, can help avoid 92% of unnecessary biopsies.
Study finds decline in mammo rates after 2009 USPSTF change
February 13, 2015 -- A new study published online February 9 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that mammography screening rates declined after the 2009 publication of controversial screening guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
NEJM: Are breast density notification laws actually helpful?
February 12, 2015 -- Twenty-one states have passed laws requiring women to be notified if their breast tissue is dense on mammography. But are the laws actually helpful? It's unclear, according to a perspective article published in the February 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
How interventional radiologists can make childbirth safer
February 12, 2015 -- Traumatic vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections, and invasive placenta conditions can result in excessive bleeding and hysterectomy, and may be life-threatening for women, but innovative interventional radiology treatments are making childbirth safer.
Koning positions breast CT scanner as 1-stop diagnostic shop
February 11, 2015 -- With approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now in hand for its breast CT scanner, Koning plans to market the 3D system as the ultimate one-stop diagnostic workup tool. Breast screening applications will have to wait, however, pending further study.