Later screening misses up to 20% of breast cancers
May 31, 2017 -- Starting breast cancer screening at 50 means that up to 20% of breast cancers could be missed -- offering more proof that women between the ages of 40 and 49 should be screened regularly, according to a study published online May 15 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
MRI shows true value in invasive placenta
May 22, 2017 -- Further evidence of MRI's ability to confirm suspected placental anomalies or to assist in cases of equivocal ultrasound findings has come from Saudi Arabia. A study of pregnant women found that noncontrast MRI is a sensitive diagnostic test for detecting invasive placenta.  Discuss
Short breast MRI protocol works for cancer detection
May 19, 2017 -- A shortened protocol for breast MRI is just as effective in finding cancer as a full protocol, and it can cut the time a patient is in the magnet by almost 90%, according to a study published online May 11 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Women want to know their breast cancer risk
May 17, 2017 -- Most screening mammography patients want to know their estimated lifetime risk of developing breast cancer -- and radiologists need to step up to provide this information, according to a study published in the May edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Photoacoustic imaging could guide breast cancer removal
May 17, 2017 -- A new technique based on photoacoustic imaging could help surgeons determine whether they've removed all cancerous tissue during breast surgery, according to a study published online May 17 in Science Advances.  Discuss
Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response
May 16, 2017 -- Yielding comparable tumor measurements and accuracy, contrast-enhanced ultrasound can be a viable alternative to contrast-enhanced MRI for assessing breast cancer response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Study refutes idea breast cancer can spontaneously regress
May 3, 2017 -- One of the more controversial ideas advanced by some critics of screening mammography is that it finds cancers that might "spontaneously regress" -- that is, disappear on their own. But that belief is being refuted by a new study published online April 27 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
ARRS: Don't underestimate breast US in cancer arsenal
May 3, 2017 -- NEW ORLEANS - There may be fancier breast cancer screening modalities out there, but conventional ultrasound remains an effective screening tool in women with dense breast tissue, according to two presentations delivered at this week's American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.  Discuss
Should Pink October really be Pink February?
April 28, 2017 -- Every year around the world, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October, with activities ranging from fundraising walks to patient education and screening initiatives. But is October really the best time for this outreach? Brazilian researchers say perhaps not, according to a new study published April 6 in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.  Discuss
Photon-counting breast CT shows promise
April 27, 2017 -- Tests of a prototype photon-counting detector breast CT scanner show that the system could be useful as an adjunct to low-dose breast CT by separating the energy levels of different types of materials within the breast to assess tissue composition and improve cancer diagnosis.
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Improving the patient experience benefits everyone
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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