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.
JAMA: Cancer deaths fall 20% in U.S. since 1980
January 24, 2017 -- The rate of annual cancer deaths in the U.S. has fallen 20% from 1980 to 2014, according to a report published January 24 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Nuchal septations increase risk for fetal anomalies
January 19, 2017 -- Nuchal septations are a powerful independent risk factor for chromosomal fetal anomalies, and their presence or absence needs to be documented during first-trimester ultrasound screening, according to research published in the January issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
NJ imager helps give radiology a face with TV interviews
January 17, 2017 -- A radiologist from New Jersey has become a regular fixture on the morning TV news show "Fox & Friends" as the program's expert on healthcare public policy. Dr. Nicole Saphier sees her appearances as an example of how radiology can raise its public profile.
Mammography recall rates: Is lower really always better?
January 11, 2017 -- In the quest to provide the most effective breast cancer screening, radiologists are constantly trying to improve their performance metrics -- one of which is recall rate. And lower is always better, right? Perhaps not, according to a new study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Cochrane group again takes aim at breast screening
January 9, 2017 -- Continuing a campaign going back to at least 2000, researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen take aim at screening mammography in a January 10 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The group claims that breast screening doesn't reduce the incidence of advanced tumors, and that one-third of tumors detected actually represent overdiagnosis.
Mammography use rises with ACA; colonoscopy, not so much
January 9, 2017 -- The U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased adherence to mammography screening by eliminating out-of-pocket costs, according to a new study published January 9 in Cancer. At the same time, reducing expenses did not increase colonoscopy rates among poorer patients.
Improving the patient experience benefits everyone
January 6, 2017 -- 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 on what it's like to be a patient when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38.
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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

Conferences
Fetal Ultrasound: General and High Risk Hands-On Workshop
March 25-26
Silver Spring, Maryland United States
Initial Mammographer Education Program
April 10-14
Indianapolis, Indiana United States
Multimodality Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Diseases
May 1-5
Scottsdale, Arizona United States