Breast MRI benefits women across all risk categories
February 21, 2017 -- Screening breast MRI boosts early diagnosis of cancer in all women, not just those at high risk, according to a new study from Germany published online this week in Radiology. So why isn't the modality being used more frequently?
Study gives thumbs-up to synthesized 2D DBT screening
February 21, 2017 -- A new study published February 21 in Radiology should put to rest any fears about the suitability of synthesized 2D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening. Researchers who used the technology to screen more than 16,000 women found it had lower recall rates with no compromise in cancer detection.
BI-RADS breast density estimates as good as automated
February 16, 2017 -- Which is better when it comes to assessing breast tissue density -- man or machine? Turns out radiologists do just fine evaluating dense tissue using BI-RADS measures, compared with the performance of automated software, according to a new study published in the February edition of Radiology.
DBT use inconsistent across the U.S.
February 15, 2017 -- Despite the demonstrated clinical benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for finding breast cancer, use of the technology for mammography is still inconsistent across the U.S., according to a study published online February 7 in Academic Radiology.
Mammography false positives deter women from screening
February 10, 2017 -- Women with false-positive results from a screening mammogram are significantly more likely to delay subsequent exams than women with true-negative results, according to a study published online February 9 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
DBT offers cost, care benefits for Medicaid enrollees
February 6, 2017 -- Using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in combination with full-field digital mammography among Medicaid enrollees could save state programs more than $200,000 per year -- and individual plans more than $12,000 annually, according to a new study published online January 27 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Breast screening organizers get creative to boost uptake
February 6, 2017 -- A new study from Lebanon of 2,400 women older than 40 has found that fewer than half the women sent a breast screening invitation underwent mammography. To overcome the hit-and-miss nature of screening adherence in the region, new campaigns and promotions are being used.
Synthesized 2D images fine for gauging breast density
February 3, 2017 -- How well do synthesized digital breast tomosynthesis images work for estimating tissue density compared with estimates derived from conventional 2D digital mammography images? Turns out synthesized 2D works just fine, according to a new study published online January 25 in Radiology.
Dense breast tissue boosts contralateral cancer risk
February 1, 2017 -- Clinical studies have shown that women with dense breast tissue have a twofold increased risk of developing primary breast cancer. But women with dense tissue also have an increased risk of developing cancer in the other breast, according to a study published online January 30 in Cancer.
Info on screening 'harms' diminishes patient interest
January 26, 2017 -- Presenting information to men and women about the "harms" of prostate and breast cancer screening significantly diminishes their interest in screening exams, according to a study published in the January/February edition of the Annals of Family Medicine.
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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