Can ultrasound, 3D printing deepen maternal-fetal bonds?
February 18, 2020 -- When a pregnant woman sees her fetus on imaging scans, it can help strengthen the bond she feels with her unborn child, say researchers. They demonstrate how 3D-printed models based on ultrasound scans confirmed this concept in a study published online on February 8 in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.  Discuss
Being active may improve radiation therapy outcomes
February 14, 2020 -- Patients who are physically active before they undergo thoracic radiation therapy may have better outcomes, according to study results delivered at a meeting on the cardiovascular care of oncology patients held by the American College of Cardiology.  Discuss
AI improves reader performance for ABUS studies
February 14, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could potentially help radiologists and other physicians improve their ability to classify lesions on automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) exams, according to research published online February 12 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT points to cervical cancer patient outcomes
February 13, 2020 -- Several indicators on pretreatment FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict overall survival in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer and para-aortic lymph node involvement. The markers could help clinicians steer patients toward more aggressive treatment, according to a February 7 study in Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Should U.S. radiologists double read mammograms?
February 13, 2020 -- In many European countries, radiologists double read mammograms, followed by a consensus review when the recommendations don't align. Double reading could also benefit U.S. radiologists, according to a study published online on February 11 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI finds cancer missed on clinical breast exams
February 12, 2020 -- Breast MRI scans found six cases of breast cancer in high-risk women that had been missed with clinical breast examinations in a recent study, published in the March issue of Clinical Radiology. But the MRI scans also led to more recalls -- in excess of established guidelines.  Discuss
3D micro-CT primed to revamp breast cancer imaging
February 11, 2020 -- Using 3D micro-CT to image breast cancer biopsy samples leads to a more precise assessment of cancer margins than the traditional histological approach and could improve the effectiveness of surgical treatment, according to a study published online February 4 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  Discuss
AI boosts radiologists' mammography performance
February 10, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm trained with a large set of mammography data outperformed radiologists when it came to identifying breast cancer in a new study, but it also helped them improve their own performance, according to research published online February 6 in Lancet Digital Health.  Discuss
Wire-free breast tumor localization improves quality, efficiency, capacity
February 7, 2020 -- For many patients, the most dreaded aspect of breast surgery is the needle localization prior to the procedure. This requires patients, who are on a "nothing by mouth" protocol, to have uncomfortable wires placed two hours prior to scheduled surgery. One imaging facility, Mid-Peninsula Radiology Center in Burlingame, CA, found a solution in wire-free breast tumor localization.  Discuss
CEDM excels as presurgical diagnosis tool in large study
February 6, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) may be an excellent choice for staging breast cancer before surgery. The imaging modality had high sensitivity and specificity in a large-scale study published on January 30 in the Breast Journal.  Discuss
Special Feature
Use mammography to leverage CT lung cancer screening

Breast cancer screening offers radiology practices the opportunity to encourage women to get screened for lung cancer and receive smoking cessation counseling. Read more

Conferences
Tennessee Radiological Society (TRS) Annual Meeting
February 22-23
Franklin, Tennessee United States
Initial Mammography Training Course
February 24-28
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Ob/Gyn Ultrasound - Core
March 4-7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States