SABCS: Global breast cancer mortality rates decline
December 9, 2016 -- Breast cancer mortality rates continue to fall around the world, but there are disparities, particularly in South Korea and Latin America, according to a study presented this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
SABCS: RT complicates breast implant reconstruction
December 8, 2016 -- Radiation therapy (RT) may increase complications in breast cancer patients who undergo implant reconstruction, according to a study presented this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). But those patients who undergo autologous, or "flap" reconstruction, are not as susceptible to complications.
Risk-based mammo screening misses almost 60% of cancers
December 7, 2016 -- A risk-based breast cancer screening protocol for women younger than 50 could miss almost 60% of detectable cancers, compared with an age-based strategy, according to a presentation given at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
New line of MRI scanners is GE highlight at RSNA 2016
November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - A new line of MRI scanners, as well as new offerings in x-ray and ultrasound and enhancements to other modalities, are among the highlights for GE Healthcare at this year's RSNA meeting.
New CT, MRI scanners pace Siemens at RSNA 2016
November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - New scanner launches at the RSNA 2016 booth of Siemens Healthineers include a CT platform and MRI system, while other highlights range from a robotic interventional radiology system to classical x-ray.
Machine learning: The next big thing for breast imaging?
November 29, 2016 -- Machine learning in radiology is a popular subject these days, with some heralding its benefits and others sounding the alarm. Two Monday presentations at RSNA 2016 took the positive side of the debate, suggesting that machine learning could be a boon to breast imaging.
Screening DBT appears to benefit women of all ages
November 28, 2016 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is an effective breast cancer screening tool for women of all ages -- including those younger than 50, who may be prone to a higher rate of false positives, according to a presentation given on Sunday at the RSNA annual meeting.
Pregnancy complications presage later coronary disease
November 28, 2016 -- CHICAGO - African-American women who experience common pregnancy complications are more likely to present with coronary artery disease at CT decades later, according to a new study presented on Sunday at the RSNA meeting.
You're never too old for mammography screening, study finds
November 28, 2016 -- There's no evidence that women 75 and older should discontinue regular mammography screening, according to a study presented at RSNA 2016 in Chicago. In fact, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco found that women between the ages of 75 and 90 continue to benefit from screening.
FDG-PET/CT targets metastases in cervical, endometrial cancer
November 27, 2016 -- CHICAGO - With high specificity and negative predictive value, FDG-PET/CT can accurately detect distant metastases in women with cervical or endometrial cancer and spare them from unnecessary aggressive therapy, according to a study presented on Sunday at RSNA 2016.
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

Conferences
Symposia at Sea: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dec. 30 2016 - Jan. 6, 2017
Tampa, Florida United States
Breast Imaging From A to Z
January 12-14, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Advances in Fetal and Neonatal Imaging 2017
January 27-29, 2017
Orlando, Florida United States