Shorter MRI works for patients with breast cancer history
March 25, 2020 -- Breast MRI with a shorter screening protocol can still help detect cancer recurrence for women with a personal history of breast cancer, according to a study published on March 12 in PLOS One. Abbreviated MRI with an 11-minute protocol identified almost a dozen cancers missed by alternative screening modalities.  Discuss
Is the annual cost of breast cancer screening worth it?
March 23, 2020 -- The total national cost of annual breast cancer screening in a population of younger, commercially insured women is $2.1 billion in the U.S., according to a research letter published online March 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
CT details effect of COVID-19 on pregnant women
March 20, 2020 -- Does COVID-19 have a more devastating effect on pregnant women? Is the disease passed down to newborns after birth? What's the best management strategy for this vulnerable population? Researchers from China addressed these and similar questions in a March 18 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Breast MRI works as presurgical tool
March 20, 2020 -- Breast MRI may improve surgical success for women with breast cancer, according to a study published on March 17 in Radiology. Patients who underwent presurgical MRI had fewer positive surgical margins and repeat surgeries than those who did not.  Discuss
MRI helps create measures for normal fetal development
March 19, 2020 -- Using MRI, Israeli researchers have established a set of benchmark measurements for fetal facial and cranial structures to help chart development over multiple gestation weeks. Their findings were published on March 12 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
More young women are developing breast cancer
March 13, 2020 -- Over the past eight decades, breast cancer incidence has risen in younger women, according to the findings of a study published on March 13 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers found breast cancer incidence in women younger than age 40 increased by 0.65% annually starting in 1935.  Discuss
Patients want screening mammography results via video
March 13, 2020 -- Patients prefer receiving screening mammography results via a video message from their radiologist -- even more than a mailed letter or a phone call from their primary care provider, according to a study published online March 6 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Benefits of DBT for screening stand the test of time
March 12, 2020 -- The benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) stand the test of time, according to a five-year retrospective study published on March 10 in Radiology. The study found DBT had better cancer detection and fewer false positives than digital mammography throughout multiple screening appointments.  Discuss
ABUS leads to more cancer detection, higher recall rates
March 12, 2020 -- Radiologists who double read automated breast ultrasound scans (ABUS) on their own or in combination with digital breast tomosynthesis had higher cancer detection rates -- but their recall rates were also higher, according to a recent study in the Journal of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Volpara completes VolparaLive installation
March 10, 2020 -- Breast imaging software developer Volpara Solutions has installed its VolparaLive mammography decision-support software at Derry Imaging Center in Derry, NH.