New study to tackle personalized breast screening
February 16, 2016 -- At what age should women begin breast cancer screening? How often should they have it? And what modality works best, when factors such as density and family history are taken into account? These questions and many more continue to be hotly debated, both in the U.S. and around the world.
Do older women benefit from continued mammo screening?
February 12, 2016 -- Older women appear to benefit from continued, regular mammography screening, according to a review published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The finding flies in the face of recent guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that rejects screening women older than 75.
More women are publishing radiology research
January 22, 2016 -- Over the past three decades, more female radiologists have been publishing original research in academic radiology journals, which may indicate that they are finding increased success in their careers, according to a new study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
JAMA opinion: Politics cloud mammography guidelines
January 21, 2016 -- The U.S. Congress overstepped its bounds by passing legislation in December that delays implementation of recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on breast cancer screening, according to an opinion published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Study finds differences in how breast density is measured
January 20, 2016 -- A study of nearly 2,000 breast cancer patients who underwent screening mammography found significant differences between three different methods of measuring breast density -- though breast cancer risk predictions were similar among the techniques, concludes a report in Radiology.
3T MRI could become routine for fetal anomalies
January 12, 2016 -- Advances in technology and software have made 3-tesla MRI a better option for examining fetal abnormalities, with no adverse effects on the fetus, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Mammo false-positive rate highest in younger women
January 12, 2016 -- False-positive mammography rates are highest among women younger than 50, which is important for women to understand as they make decisions about when to begin screening, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same
January 11, 2016 -- They say a leopard can't change its spots, a saying that fits the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). On January 12, the group released its final recommendations for screening mammography -- and the guidelines offer nothing new when compared to both the USPSTF's April draft recommendations and its 2009 version.
Are radiologists vexed by some BI-RADS breast MRI categories?
January 6, 2016 -- Radiologists tend to agree with established BI-RADS categories when it comes to deciding how to manage patients based on breast MRI exams. But they have room for improvement in some areas, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Aspirin could reduce breast density by almost 40%
January 4, 2016 -- Almost half of women eligible for mammography screening have dense breast tissue, and density has been linked to increased cancer risk. But what if a simple intervention could reduce a woman's risk -- even before she gets to screening?