DBT finds 54% more cancers than mammography
October 30, 2015 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds 54% more cancers than 2D mammography and reduces recall rates by almost 20%, according to a new study published in Radiology. Even better, the technology identifies lesions in dense breast tissue, which mammography tends to miss.
Rates of high-grade DCIS increase with age
October 27, 2015 -- Mammography screening detects more cases of high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) as women age, according to a new study published online in Radiology.
WhatsApp enables teleultrasound in Nigeria
October 22, 2015 -- Patients in rural areas of Nigeria may not have ready access to experts for potentially lifesaving consultations on complicated ultrasound exams. Fortunately, there's an app for that.
ACS: Breast cancer screening should begin at age 45
October 20, 2015 -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released new breast cancer screening guidelines that raise its recommendation to age 45 for when women should start screening. Are the guidelines a blow to proponents of early mammography? Or do they represent an effort to develop a more nuanced approach to mammography screening?
BMJ: Dutch data show breast cancer screening works
October 13, 2015 -- The Dutch example of breast cancer screening works, and mammography screening is a clear way of detecting cancer early, along with increased breast cancer awareness, according to the authors of a new study published in BMJ.
Women say mammograms are crucial -- but don't get them
October 8, 2015 -- Although more than three-quarters of women strongly agree that getting regular mammography screening is important, just over half actually follow through, according to a study published in the September Journal of Women's Health. The study highlights a need for mammography awareness beyond just painting things pink.
Breast density law leads to higher ultrasound costs in NJ
October 1, 2015 -- The number and cost of breast ultrasound exams more than doubled in New Jersey after the state enacted a breast density notification law in 2014, according to a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Novel breast MRI technique could reduce biopsy rate
September 30, 2015 -- A shorter noncontrast-enhanced breast MRI protocol might help reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies by gathering additional information about suspicious lesions found on screening mammography while cutting scanning times, according to a new study published online September 29 in Radiology.
Study raises new doubts about value of breast CAD
September 28, 2015 -- Radiologists who used computer-aided detection (CAD) software to read screening mammography exams had no better accuracy than those who didn't, according to a new study published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings are the latest to cast doubt on the value of breast CAD.
ASCO BCS: Breast MRI useful for average-risk women, too
September 25, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Breast MRI is used as an adjunct to mammography for screening women at high risk of breast cancer, but could it be used in average-risk women as well to find cancer earlier? The answer is a resounding yes, according to research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual Breast Cancer Symposium (ASCO BCS).
Special Feature
New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same
New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same

On January 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 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. Read more

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