Breast screening shows benefits for women in their 40s
May 18, 2022 -- A study from Canada indicates that women in their 40s who received mammography screening had lower rates of advanced disease and breast cancer mortality compared with women whose cancer was detected when symptomatic, according to a presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging meeting. Read More
COVID-19 posed myriad challenges to breast imagers
May 17, 2022 -- Breast imagers have and continue to face challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. Debra Ikeda in a May 17 at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium in Savannah, GA. Read More
Breast density plus benign breast disease equals higher cancer risk
May 17, 2022 -- Women who have both benign breast disease and markedly dense breast tissue have more than a twofold higher risk of breast cancer, say researchers from South Korea in a study of over 3.9 million women published May 17 in Radiology. Read More
Just how good is digital breast tomosynthesis, anyway?
May 16, 2022 -- It's been more than 10 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for marketing. But has DBT delivered on its much-anticipated promise? Experts weighed in on May 16 at the Society for Breast Imaging annual meeting. Read More
Can AI help target breast screening at high-risk women?
May 13, 2022 -- What's the most effective breast cancer screening strategy for women ages 40 to 49? Perhaps no screening at all for those deemed to be low risk by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to research based on a simulation model published online May 6 in BMC Cancer. Read More
Diffusion-weighted MRI models can classify breast lesions
May 13, 2022 -- Diffusion-weighted MR imaging models can differentiate between malignant and benign breast lesions, according to research presented May 11 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
MRI has upper hand on CT for ovarian cancer detection
May 12, 2022 -- MRI has advantages over CT when it comes to detecting and characterizing ovarian masses, but more data is needed, according to a May 11 presentation at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
MRI can help guide women's treatment decisions for DCIS
May 10, 2022 -- In women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), whether they chose local excision or mastectomy can be affected by diagnostic information from MRI and their surgeon's recommendation, according to research published May 10 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Video from ISMRM 2022: Why Nandita deSouza loves the congress
May 10, 2022 -- LONDON - Radiologist and cancer imaging expert Nandita deSouza, PhD, has attended nearly every annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) since 1991. In this interview, she explains why she returns year after year. Read More
Diffusion-weighted MRI shows promise in breast imaging
May 10, 2022 -- Diffusion-weighted imaging derived from MRI can help reduce unnecessary biopsies in breast cancer screening, according to presentations given May 9 at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 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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