ARRS: Don't underestimate breast US in cancer arsenal
May 3, 2017 -- NEW ORLEANS - There may be fancier breast cancer screening modalities out there, but conventional ultrasound remains an effective screening tool in women with dense breast tissue, according to two presentations delivered at this week's American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.  Discuss
Should Pink October really be Pink February?
April 28, 2017 -- Every year around the world, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October, with activities ranging from fundraising walks to patient education and screening initiatives. But is October really the best time for this outreach? Brazilian researchers say perhaps not, according to a new study published April 6 in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.  Discuss
Photon-counting breast CT shows promise
April 27, 2017 -- Tests of a prototype photon-counting detector breast CT scanner show that the system could be useful as an adjunct to low-dose breast CT by separating the energy levels of different types of materials within the breast to assess tissue composition and improve cancer diagnosis.
Breast MRI: Not just for high-risk women
April 18, 2017 -- Screening breast MRI is a valuable tool in routine clinical practice across a spectrum of women at elevated risk for breast cancer -- not just those who meet the conventional definitions of high risk, according to a study published in the April issue of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Study finds contrast mammo an alternative to breast MRI
April 12, 2017 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) may be a cost-effective modality for additional diagnostic evaluation -- and, specifically, a viable substitute for breast MRI, according to a study published online April 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
'Inexplicably,' doctors support breast screening at 40
April 10, 2017 -- Despite conflicting breast cancer screening guidelines, more than 80% of primary care providers and gynecologists continue to recommend that their patients start mammography screening at age 40, according to a research letter published online April 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
SBI: Immediate tomo reads don't increase recall rates
April 7, 2017 -- Reading digital breast tomosynthesis exams immediately after they're acquired doesn't necessarily increase recall rates, according to research presented on April 7 at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) conference in Los Angeles.  Discuss
How accurate are DCIS predictions from radiologists?
March 30, 2017 -- Radiologists can predict the presence of invasive cancer with fairly high accuracy, but their accuracy dips when it comes to predicting ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads
March 28, 2017 -- ORLANDO, FL - After analyzing quantitative information from breast ultrasound exams, machine-learning technology can achieve high sensitivity and specificity for breast cancer, according to research presented on Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
DBT improves sensitivity in less-experienced readers
March 28, 2017 -- Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to 2D screening mammography has a different effect based on who's reading the images, according to a new study published online on March 13 in Radiology. It improves specificity for all readers, but sensitivity improvements are reserved for more junior radiologists.  Discuss
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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
Breast Imaging
September 29-30
Silver Spring, Maryland United States
Breast Ultrasound
September 30 - October 1
Houston, Texas United States
Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts Symposium
October 5-7
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Breast Biopsy: Stereotactic and Ultrasound Guidance
October 6-7
Cincinnati, Ohio United States
Introduction to Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Course
October 7
Monterey, California United States