Women with DCIS have 3x the risk of breast cancer death
September 17, 2020 -- A new study adds weight to the belief that ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a life-threatening condition. Women with DCIS had rates of death from breast cancer three times greater than the general population, according to research published on September 16 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Do breast screening guidelines overlook Black women?
September 10, 2020 -- Guidelines that recommend breast screening beginning at age 50 could leave Black women at a disadvantage, according to a September 4 review in the Journal of Breast Imaging. Black women were more likely to develop breast cancers in their 40s -- and to have more aggressive forms of the disease.  Discuss
Ultrasound vs. mammo: What's best for lactating women?
September 3, 2020 -- Ultrasound may be the ideal imaging modality for evaluating palpable breast masses in lactating women, according to the results of a September 1 study in Radiology. For breastfeeding patients, targeted ultrasound identified just as many cancers as mammography with fewer false-positive findings.  Discuss
Breast MRI led to COVID-19 treatment for English woman
September 3, 2020 -- A 68-year-old English woman was treated for a likely case of COVID-19 after a radiologist spotted unusual pulmonary findings on an MRI scan for breast cancer staging. The team behind the case published a report in the September print issue of Radiology Case Reports.  Discuss
High-risk breast clinic helps deliver specialized care
August 31, 2020 -- A breast clinic exclusively for high-risk patients successfully connected at-risk women with evidence-based care, including MRI, genetic counseling, and chemoprevention. Two specialists described the clinics' benefits -- and shortfalls -- in a study published on August 21 in JCO Oncology Practice.  Discuss
Which DWI-MRI protocol works best for breast imaging?
August 28, 2020 -- When it comes to abbreviated breast MRI, what's the best image acquisition protocol? Researchers from Minnesota tested diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) techniques to come up with the most optimal method and published their results August 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
Radiologists, AI make a great team in screening mammo
August 27, 2020 -- The combination of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-aided detection algorithm with radiologist interpretation can detect more cases of breast cancer on screening mammograms than double reading by radiologists, according to research published online August 27 in JAMA: Oncology.  Discuss
Single radiotherapy dose effective for breast cancer
August 27, 2020 -- A single dose of targeted radiotherapy during a lumpectomy procedure proved effective in a long-term clinical trial of thousands of women with early-stage breast cancer. The international team behind the large, randomized trial published their results on August 19 in the BMJ.  Discuss
AI software can cut screening mammography workload
August 26, 2020 -- Swedish researchers found that artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-aided detection software cut radiologists' screening mammogram workload by more than half. It also could catch more interval and future screening-detected cancers, according to a study published online August 24 in the Lancet: Digital Health.  Discuss
Ultrasound effective for working up masses found on DBT
August 24, 2020 -- Texas researchers have found that ultrasound appears to be a safe modality for working up masses identified on screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), according to a new study published in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss