Skipping mammograms boosts risk of breast cancer death
March 2, 2021 -- Skipping even one screening mammogram can increase a woman's risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a March 2 study involving more than half a million Swedish women. Conversely, more regular screening greatly reduces risk. Read More
AI, 4D info aids breast lesion characterization on DCE-MRI
February 26, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that utilize 4D information from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) can be highly accurate for classifying breast lesions, according to research published February 24 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine affects imaging results, researchers warn
February 25, 2021 -- Researchers are warning that the COVID-19 vaccine can manifest on imaging in ways that appear to be disease, according to two studies published February 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology and Radiology. Read More
Abbreviated breast MRI shows sustained benefits for screening
February 24, 2021 -- Breast cancer screening with an abbreviated MRI protocol sustains positive patient outcomes over time, according to a study published February 23 in Radiology. The findings could make breast MRI screening more accessible to women. Read More
Race, income, education affect women's access to DBT screening
February 19, 2021 -- A woman's race/ethnicity and her education and income levels affect her likelihood of having access to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening, according to a study published February 19 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
3D-printed surgical guides enhance breast conservation therapy
February 12, 2021 -- 3D-printed surgical guides can be useful in breast conservation surgery performed on breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant systemic therapy, according to research published online February 9 in Scientific Reports. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine may skew breast MRI results
February 10, 2021 -- The COVID-19 vaccine appears to increase incidence of axillary lymphadenopathy on breast MRI -- thus boosting women's risk of unnecessary biopsy, according to a study published February 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Death rate for younger women with breast cancer poised to climb
February 9, 2021 -- The death rate for women under 40 with breast cancer in the U.S. used to be waning, but it is now poised to rise, along with an increased incidence in distant-stage breast cancer, according to a new study in Radiology. Read More
Study makes case for baseline mammography exam at age 40
February 8, 2021 -- A baseline mammography exam at age 40 for average-risk women to identify breast density appears to be cost-effective, according to a study published February 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More
SmartBreast buys molecular breast imaging business from GE
February 8, 2021 -- Breast cancer screening firm SmartBreast has acquired assets related to the Discovery NM750b molecular breast imaging (MBI) business of GE Healthcare, including scanner designs, patents, and service contracts for GE's MBI installed base. Read More