Mammography could help screen for heart disease
March 25, 2016 -- Routine mammography screening could be a useful tool for identifying women at risk for heart disease by analyzing levels of breast calcification, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming American College of Cardiology meeting in Chicago.
Do 'vulnerable' women lack access to breast imaging?
March 23, 2016 -- Unequal access to breast imaging across the U.S. -- especially advanced services such as ultrasound, breast MRI, and image-guided biopsy -- can lead to delays in diagnosis and negative outcomes. So how accessible are these services to women who might be considered vulnerable because of racial, social, or economic barriers?
AIUM: Experience matters in US screening of dense breasts
March 21, 2016 -- NEW YORK CITY - Breast ultrasound screening in women with dense breasts can identify invasive cancers not seen on mammography, and performance improves with experience, according to a presentation on Sunday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting.
AIUM: Ultrasound offers promise for preventing maternal death
March 18, 2016 -- NEW YORK CITY - Is giving birth safely largely a privilege of the rich? It could be, given the shockingly high maternal death rates that still plague the developing world. But ultrasound can help, according to a March 18 talk at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting.
Could a pill improve breast cancer diagnosis?
March 16, 2016 -- What if you could make it easier to find breast cancer in your patients, just by having them take a pill? That's the tantalizing idea behind an animal study presented by University of Michigan researchers on March 15 at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Diego.
Analytics may aid treatment of ER-positive breast cancer
March 16, 2016 -- Image analytics software can be used to determine which women with breast cancers that are positive for the estrogen receptor (ER) need chemotherapy and which ones have nonaggressive cancers that only require hormonal treatment, according to research published online recently in Scientific Reports.
MRI tops ultrasound in predicting preterm births
March 15, 2016 -- By using MRI to evaluate pregnant women with a short cervix on ultrasound, obstetricians can better predict if the expectant mother will give birth prematurely, according to a new study published online March 15 in Radiology.
Ultrasound tops tomo in dense breasts -- or not?
March 10, 2016 -- Ultrasound has an edge in sensitivity over digital breast tomosynthesis as an accompaniment to standard 2D mammography in women with dense breast tissue. But better sensitivity may not be enough to make ultrasound the gold standard for these women, according to a study presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference.
How do radiology residents affect mammography reads?
March 9, 2016 -- Learning to interpret screening mammography exams is a key part of any radiology resident's training. But could their learning curve negatively affect patients, due to increased recall rates that result in false positives? The answer is yes, if attending radiologists aren't careful, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2016 in Vienna
March 9, 2016 -- As the European radiological community draws a collective breath from ECR 2016, it's a perfect time to reflect on the meeting and identify the major trends affecting medical imaging. Here are five central themes that circulated the halls of the Austria Center Vienna at this year's congress.