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.
GE's ECR launches include mammography, CT systems
March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - A new digital mammography system, a new CT scanner in its Revolution line, and new cardiac MRI software are among the product highlights for GE Healthcare at this week's ECR 2016 meeting.
Use social media to give the people what they want
March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - More than just a platform to share pictures of children and pets, social media can provide rich data that allow radiologists to tailor information in a targeted way, according to a presentation at ECR 2016. For instance, social media played a huge part in crafting an online hub to discuss mammography.
The 'ins and outs' of imaging dense breasts
March 4, 2016 -- In women with dense breasts, mammography's sensitivity can be as low as 60%. In other words, up to 60% of breast cancers can be misdiagnosed in these women. Clearly, something must be done, and something is: Today at ECR 2016, presenters are showcasing tools for quantification and will explain how high breast density may lead to changes in imaging strategies.
Video from ECR 2016: Dr. Christiane Kuhl on breast MRI
March 3, 2016 -- VIENNA - MRI has a central role to play in the future of breast screening, but a concerted effort is needed to resolve the remaining challenges, according to Dr. Christiane Kuhl. In an interview at ECR 2016 on Breast Care Day (Wednesday), she explains why she remains a passionate supporter of breast MRI.
CT drives new Siemens product launch at ECR 2016
March 3, 2016 -- VIENNA - A new high-end offering in its dual-source CT product line -- called Somatom Drive -- is the focus of Siemens Healthcare at this week's ECR 2016 meeting.
Short is just as sweet for breast MRI protocol
March 3, 2016 -- VIENNA - An abbreviated breast MRI protocol, approximately 4 minutes, has comparable diagnostic performance with the full-breast MRI protocol and could be considered useful for dense-breast analysis in high-risk patients, according to a presentation at ECR 2016.
How to identify and minimize common errors in breast imaging
March 3, 2016 -- When it comes to breast imaging, some mistakes are more common than others. They can broadly be categorized as detection or interpretation errors, and are primarily affected by the patient's mammographic density and tumor type, the technology, and personal skills, noted Dr. Eleanor Cornford, consultant radiologist at the Nottingham Breast Institute in Nottingham, U.K.
False positives translate to higher breast cancer risk
February 26, 2016 -- Women who have false-positive results on mammography are at almost twice the risk of breast cancer than women with negative mammography exams, according to a new study published online in Radiology. And it gets worse: Women who have had more than two false-positive exams have nine times the risk of breast cancer compared to those with negative exams.
Special Feature
New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same
New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same

On January 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 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. Read more

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