Is COVID-19 making breast radiologists work harder?
April 14, 2021 -- Breast imagers are working harder to maintain the same productivity, as measured by relative value units year to year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in mammography volume, according to data presented at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Women of color still face barriers in breast cancer treatment
April 13, 2021 -- Despite advances in breast cancer research and treatment over the decades, racial and socioeconomic disparities are still prevalent barriers for women seeking treatment, researchers said on Friday at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age
April 13, 2021 -- Low bone mass may be associated with periodontal disease in middle-aged adults, according to a study published on March 23 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
COVID-19 has had dramatic impact on breast imaging
April 12, 2021 -- COVID-19 has dramatically impacted breast imaging by delaying screening exams and affecting the mental health of breast imagers, according to an April 9 session at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Liquid biopsy enhances MRI studies of breast cancer patients
April 12, 2021 -- Adding a liquid biopsy to MRI may improve the ability to gauge breast cancer treatment response, according to research presented April 10 at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. Read More
Cuzick: It's time to think about risk-adapted breast cancer screening
April 9, 2021 -- It's time to consider risk-adapted breast cancer screening, said Jack Cuzick, PhD, the co-creator of the Tyrer-Cuzick breast cancer risk assessment model, on Friday at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Meta-analysis finds good news, bad news for radiology AI research
April 9, 2021 -- A meta-analysis of radiology artificial intelligence (AI) research found the technology had high overall accuracy in chest and breast imaging, but also widespread methodological and reporting issues that may preclude definitive assessments of clinical utility. Read More
Health practitioners overestimate likelihood of disease, study says
April 8, 2021 -- Most medical practitioners overestimate how likely patients are to have disease, which can result in overdiagnosis of conditions such as pneumonia and breast cancer, according to a study published April 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
Breast cancer incidence to increase by 2040, but not mortality
April 7, 2021 -- Breast cancer incidence will likely grow over the next two decades in the U.S., although mortality rates for the disease will decrease, according to a study on changes in cancer incidence and death published April 7 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
FDG-PET/CT effective for staging in new breast cancer
April 7, 2021 -- FDG-PET/CT scans are a valuable tool for staging women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a study published online April 3 in Surgical Oncology. Researchers from Israel found a significant correlation between FDG uptake and breast tumor size and grade. Read More