ABUS delivers better diagnostic performance
December 9, 2019 -- Both automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and traditional handheld ultrasound can significantly improve breast cancer detection when used as an adjunct to mammography in women with dense breasts. But ABUS yields better diagnostic performance, according to research presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Technologist-performed WBUS is helpful in dense breasts
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Handheld whole-breast ultrasound (WBUS) performed by mammography technologists can be a time-efficient method for adjuvant screening of women with dense breasts, according to research presented Wednesday at the 2019 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Philips places emphasis on AI at RSNA 2019
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is putting a major emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) in its booth at RSNA 2019, showing technology designed to improve workflow and help customers choose from a range of AI algorithms to analyze medical images.  Discuss
MRI links oral contraceptives to smaller hypothalamic volumes
December 4, 2019 -- Researchers have found that healthy women taking oral contraceptives had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared with women not taking the birth control pill. In a study presented Wednesday at RSNA 2019, they also pointed out smaller hypothalamic volume is linked to anger and depression.  Discuss
Doubts persist over DBT's clinical impact
December 3, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is developing fast, but some challenges and questions remain in terms of efficiency, efficacy, safety, and quality assurance, as well as the long-term effect on mortality, two leading researchers have noted in an RSNA 2019 presentation.  Discuss
Expansion of AI tools highlights GE at RSNA
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - New advancements in its Edison artificial intelligence (AI) program are a major focus in the RSNA 2019 booth of GE Healthcare. The company is rolling out Edison-based tools across multiple modalities, while also highlighting new developments in CT, MRI, interventional, and x-ray.  Discuss
AI's clinical role in breast screening comes under scrutiny
December 1, 2019 -- The fiercely contested race to demonstrate how artificial intelligence (AI) can improve quality of care and patient outcomes began on the opening day of RSNA 2019, when the latest clinical evidence of AI's potential value in breast screening came under the microscope.  Discuss
Add MRI to breast screening for fewer interval cancers
November 27, 2019 -- In a large Dutch study, using supplemental MRI screening in women with extremely dense breast tissue and normal mammograms resulted in significantly fewer interval cancers than using mammography alone.  Discuss
Breast ultrasound spots more cancers in dense breasts
November 27, 2019 -- With proper training and experience, breast ultrasound consistently improves detection of node-negative invasive cancer in women with dense breasts on mammography, according to a literature review in the Journal of Breast Imaging. Similar results have been observed after digital breast tomosynthesis.  Discuss
Biennial breast screening associated with advanced cancers
November 26, 2019 -- Women who are screened for breast cancer every two years have more advanced cancers -- as well as more cancers between screening rounds -- than those who are screened annually, according to a study to be presented next week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago. Those treated biennially also generally require more aggressive treatment.  Discuss
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Conferences
National Diagnostic Imaging Symposium 2019
December 8-12
Lake Buena Vista, Florida United States
Mayo Clinic Women's Imaging Review Course
December 9-13
Naples, Florida United States
Breast and Body Imaging at the Beach
January 5-10, 2020
Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste Costa Rica
Limited Obstetric Ultrasound
January 9-11, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Breast Imaging From A to Z
January 16-18, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada United States