Radiologists and AI: better together for breast cancer screening
June 24, 2022 -- A breast cancer screening workflow that leverages the different strengths of radiologists and artificial intelligence (AI) software can improve overall accuracy and reduce workload, according to research published June 22 in Lancet Digital Health. Read More
Racial, ethnic groups face longer diagnostic delays after mammogram
June 23, 2022 -- Black U.S. women are most likely to experience delays in diagnosis after being recommended for biopsy for abnormal screening mammography results, suggests a study published June 23 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Breast ultrasound valuable in low-income countries
June 22, 2022 -- A study conducted in Africa found that breast ultrasound can be used successfully by trained nurses and clinicians to detect lesions in areas where radiologists are scarce. The research was published June 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Mammographic results vary across racial, ethnic groups
June 17, 2022 -- Non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to receive a false-negative breast cancer report and non-Hispanic white women have higher invasive cancer detection rates, wrote the authors of a study published June 17 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Read More
Abbreviated MRI offers value in women with breast cancer history
June 16, 2022 -- Abbreviated breast MRI has better specificity and similar sensitivity compared with full-protocol MRI in detecting breast cancer in women with a personal history of the disease, South Korean researchers found in a study published June 14 in Radiology. Read More
AI predicts breast cancer risk from normal ultrasound images
June 15, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can predict risk for malignant breast lesions just by assessing normal-tissue ultrasound images, suggests research presented at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting in Kissimmee, FL. Read More
DBT shines in high-risk women with extremely dense breasts
June 15, 2022 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) surpasses digital mammography for reducing risk of advanced breast cancer in high-risk women with extremely dense breasts, suggests a study of over half a million women published June 14 in JAMA. Read More
FES-PET/CT can help detect breast cancer
June 14, 2022 -- F-18 fluoroestradiol (FES)-PET/CT can be useful in detecting clinically significant breast cancer, according to preliminary study results presented June 12 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Read More
O-RADS ultrasound risk scoring system up to standards
June 10, 2022 -- The Ovarian-Adnexal Reporting and Data System (O-RADS) ultrasound risk stratification system performed within the expected range specified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in a study published June 9 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Is contrast mammo or contrast MRI best for breast cancer?
June 9, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) and contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) show comparable performance when it comes to identifying breast cancer, but CE-MRI is more sensitive, a study published June 7 in Radiology has found. Read More
Special Feature
Should breast ultrasound scans after COVID vaccines be postponed?

When using ultrasound to follow up on suspicious breast masses in patients who just got a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, it may be wise to postpone scans to between 12 and 16 weeks to reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read more

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