Breast cancer screening gaps exist for minority women
December 16, 2016 -- Breast cancer screening disparities exist across racial groups in the U.S. -- with possible negative effects on the health of black and Hispanic women, according to a new study published on December 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
How should BI-RADS 3 breast lesions be followed up?
December 14, 2016 -- Supplemental ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts finds cancers that mammography does not, but it also leads to many follow-up studies at short intervals. BI-RADS 3 lesions could be followed up at 12 months, however, according to preliminary results presented recently at RSNA 2016 in Chicago.
Does screening DBT increase short-term follow-up rates?
December 13, 2016 -- Screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been shown to reduce recall rates, increase cancer detection, and identify more invasive cancers. But does it also boost short-term follow-up rates? Researchers sought to answer this question in a study published online December 2 in Academic Radiology.
Repeat fetal ultrasound screenings may be unnecessary
December 12, 2016 -- How often does a repeat screening fetal ultrasound study performed because of an incomplete initial exam actually detect abnormal fetal anatomy? Not very often, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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.
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Conferences
Advanced Mammography Positioning Course
March 3-4
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference
March 11-15
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Bone Densitometry Training Course (With Simulcast)
March 18-19
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
Fetal Ultrasound: General and High Risk Hands-On Workshop
March 25-26
Silver Spring, Maryland United States