MRI appears best for detecting cancers in women with dense breasts
January 31, 2023 -- MRI is the best supplemental imaging method when it comes to detecting breast cancer in dense breasts in average-risk women, according to research published January 31 in Radiology. Read More
Does food insecurity play into breast cancer screening adherence?
January 31, 2023 -- Food security status impacts women's adherence to breast imaging guidelines, a report published January 25 in Cancer Causes Control found. Read More
Breast imaging reader characteristics impact performance
January 30, 2023 -- No single characteristic seems to be linked to the performance of breast imagers reading screening mammography exams, but some trends impact reading efficacy, a report published January 26 in Clinical Breast Cancer has found. Read More
Menstrual cycle influences BPE degree on contrast mammography
January 27, 2023 -- Certain clinical factors such as a woman's menstrual cycle are linked to the degree of early background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on contrast-enhanced mammography, a study published January 25 in the American Journal of Roentgenology has found. Read More
Many women uncertain of breast density's role in cancer risk
January 23, 2023 -- Despite widespread use of breast density notifications, many women are uncertain about or overstate the role of breast density in cancer risk, according to survey results published January 23 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Social factors can lead to delays between breast imaging and biopsy
January 23, 2023 -- Women negatively affected by "social determinants of health" tend to experience delays between diagnostic breast imaging and biopsy, according to research published January 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Opioid exposure negatively affects fetal brain growth
January 20, 2023 -- Exposure to opioids in utero has a negative effect on fetal brain development, a study published January 18 in the American Journal of Roentgenology indicates. Read More
Combined AI system on par with radiologists for detecting breast cancer
January 20, 2023 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) system that combines mammography and breast ultrasound data is comparable to radiologists for detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts, according to a study published January 16 in Insights into Imaging. Read More
Screening mammo numbers rebound big in La. postpandemic
January 19, 2023 -- The COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp declines in screening mammograms among Medicaid beneficiaries in Louisiana, but those numbers rebounded to prepandemic levels, suggests research published January 19 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
IMV: Mammography departments expect budgets to grow by nearly 10%
January 19, 2023 -- Mammography departments are anticipating that their current budgets will grow by an estimated 9.7% per year from 2023 through 2025, according to IMV Medical Information Division's 2022 Mammography and Breast Imaging Market Outlook Report. Read More
Special Feature
Should breast ultrasound scans after COVID vaccines be postponed?

When using ultrasound to follow up on suspicious breast masses in patients who just got a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, it may be wise to postpone scans to between 12 and 16 weeks to reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read more

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