How to identify and minimize common errors in breast imaging
March 3, 2016 -- When it comes to breast imaging, some mistakes are more common than others. They can broadly be categorized as detection or interpretation errors, and are primarily affected by the patient's mammographic density and tumor type, the technology, and personal skills, noted Dr. Eleanor Cornford, consultant radiologist at the Nottingham Breast Institute in Nottingham, U.K.
False positives translate to higher breast cancer risk
February 26, 2016 -- Women who have false-positive results on mammography are at almost twice the risk of breast cancer than women with negative mammography exams, according to a new study published online in Radiology. And it gets worse: Women who have had more than two false-positive exams have nine times the risk of breast cancer compared to those with negative exams.
Zen and the art of breast biopsy
February 24, 2016 -- Patients who listened to a guided meditation during breast biopsy had greater reductions in pain, anxiety, and fatigue -- even more so than those who listened to music or talked to the technologist, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
DBT's improved recall rate is sustainable over time
February 18, 2016 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces recall rates compared with mammography, and this outcome can be maintained over the long term, according to a new study published online in JAMA Oncology.
New study to tackle personalized breast screening
February 16, 2016 -- At what age should women begin breast cancer screening? How often should they have it? And what modality works best, when factors such as density and family history are taken into account? These questions and many more continue to be hotly debated, both in the U.S. and around the world.
Do older women benefit from continued mammo screening?
February 12, 2016 -- Older women appear to benefit from continued, regular mammography screening, according to a review published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The finding flies in the face of recent guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that rejects screening women older than 75.
More women are publishing radiology research
January 22, 2016 -- Over the past three decades, more female radiologists have been publishing original research in academic radiology journals, which may indicate that they are finding increased success in their careers, according to a new study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
JAMA opinion: Politics cloud mammography guidelines
January 21, 2016 -- The U.S. Congress overstepped its bounds by passing legislation in December that delays implementation of recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on breast cancer screening, according to an opinion published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Study finds differences in how breast density is measured
January 20, 2016 -- A study of nearly 2,000 breast cancer patients who underwent screening mammography found significant differences between three different methods of measuring breast density -- though breast cancer risk predictions were similar among the techniques, concludes a report in Radiology.
3T MRI could become routine for fetal anomalies
January 12, 2016 -- Advances in technology and software have made 3-tesla MRI a better option for examining fetal abnormalities, with no adverse effects on the fetus, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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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