SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids
March 7, 2017 -- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is vastly underutilized when it comes to treating uterine fibroids, according to a large nationwide study presented on March 6 at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2017 annual meeting in Washington, DC.
DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates
March 5, 2017 -- VIENNA - Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to preoperative digital mammography and ultrasound reduces the re-excision rate of surgical treatment for breast cancer -- good news for women and also for imaging centers seeking to render cost-effective care, according to research presented at ECR 2017.
ECR 2017 stands tall as showcase for product launches
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - The European Congress of Radiology in recent years has come into its own as a showcase for new launches of medical imaging products. ECR 2017 was no exception, with a variety of new scanner debuts in MRI, CT, and other modalities.
Neural networks read mammograms as well as radiologists
March 3, 2017 -- VIENNA - Deep artificial neural networks can read mammograms as well as radiologists, according to research from Switzerland presented at ECR 2017 on Thursday. Neural networks can also be trained with a relatively small amount of data, the group found.
Is DBT ready to replace digital mammography for screening?
March 2, 2017 -- VIENNA - Enthusiasm for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) continues to grow, with adherents lauding its increased cancer detection and reduced false-positive rates. Thus far, the technology has been used as an adjunct to digital mammography -- but could it replace it? Two presentations given on Wednesday at ECR 2017 addressed the question.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Fiona Gilbert on Brexit & breast screening
March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - The U.K.'s planned exit from the European Union poses a grave threat to the future of imaging research. That's the view of Dr. Fiona Gilbert from the University of Cambridge. In advance of her honorary lecture on Saturday, she also speaks about the persistent controversies in breast cancer screening and the growing potential of digital breast tomosynthesis.
Preoperative breast MRI: More help than harm
March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - Preoperative breast MRI in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer can help tailor surgical treatment and does not significantly increase the mastectomy rate, according to research presented at ECR 2017.
Digital mammo finds more cancer, but boosts biopsy callbacks
February 28, 2017 -- The shift from film-screen to digital mammography has improved cancer detection rates for diagnostic exams, but it has also increased the rate at which women are called back for biopsy, according to a study published online February 28 in Radiology.
Mammography guidelines don't change screening intervals
February 23, 2017 -- When it comes to how often a woman undergoes mammography screening, her own choice and her doctor's advice have more influence than official guidelines, according to a study published online in the Journal of Women's Health.
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?
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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

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