ASBrS: 50% of women under 45 at elevated breast cancer risk
April 15, 2016 -- Half of women between 40 and 44 have an increased risk of developing breast cancer -- qualifying them to begin annual screening earlier than the American Cancer Society's recommended age of 45, according to research presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) annual meeting in Dallas.
ASBrS: No, we're not overtreating DCIS
April 15, 2016 -- More than 50% of women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) that is inadequately excised will develop a recurrence of the disease or invasive breast cancer within 10 years. This finding indicates that DCIS isn't being overtreated, according to research presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) meeting in Dallas.
Infertility therapy may boost breast density
April 13, 2016 -- Infertility treatments, particularly what is called controlled ovarian stimulation, may increase a woman's breast density -- and therefore her breast cancer risk, according to a new study published in Breast Cancer Research.
Shop 'n' scan: Are department stores mammography's future?
April 11, 2016 -- Could department stores be the future of breast screening? That was one of several fascinating proposals in an April 10 presentation on the future of mammography at the National Consortium of Breast Centers meeting in Las Vegas. The upshot? Breast centers must get creative if they want to thrive in an era of consumer-driven healthcare.
SBI: 3 simple ways to reduce mammography recall rates
April 9, 2016 -- Recall rate for screening mammography is one of the key performance metrics for breast imagers, and reducing it can be one of the hardest things to do, according to research presented this week at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) conference in Austin, TX.
SBI: Tips for integrating breast tomo into your practice
April 8, 2016 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been getting positive press lately, with studies suggesting that it finds more cancers and reduces recall rates. So how can a facility best incorporate DBT into its practice? There are a few key considerations to take into account, according to a presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) show in Austin, TX.
DBT plus FFDM boosts invasive cancer detection rates
April 6, 2016 -- A new literature review published in The Breast has confirmed that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to breast screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) boosts invasive cancer detection rates, and it may reduce recall and false-positive rates as well.
Large Egyptian study shows breast cancer, density link
April 6, 2016 -- A study encompassing more than 100,000 women in Egypt has confirmed that an increase in mammographic breast density -- based on the American College of Radiology classifications -- is associated with a heightened risk of breast cancer.
5 ways imaging can reduce breast cancer overdiagnosis
March 31, 2016 -- Overdiagnosis has emerged as a major flash point in the debate over breast screening. But breast imagers can defuse the overdiagnosis argument with five steps that use the power of advanced imaging to make screening more precise and less invasive, according to a new investigation published online March 23 in Academic Radiology.
Breast MR: Is it accessible to women who need it?
March 30, 2016 -- MR is an effective breast cancer screening tool for women with a higher lifetime risk of the disease. But its availability can be limited, and sociodemographic factors may play more of a role in access than women's breast cancer risk factors, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.