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.
Poor, rural women less likely to get breast cancer screening
March 9, 2020 -- Poor women are half as likely to get breast cancer screening compared with women with more resources -- and those living in rural areas are about a third as likely to get screened compared with their urban counterparts, according to a study published online March 9 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
AI + radiologist offers highest mammography accuracy
March 6, 2020 -- The combination of multiple artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms working alongside a human reader showed the best performance for interpreting screening mammograms in a new study, published online March 2 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
SCOUTCare helps integrate SCOUT radar localization system
March 6, 2020 -- Introducing new technology to a hospital or multisite healthcare system can be an uphill battle. Among the leading challenges associated with implementing new devices or equipment is that they might fail to be embraced by the targeted staff or used to their full potential.  Discuss
Breast imagers cite high rates of burnout
March 6, 2020 -- Burnout is high among breast imaging radiologists -- particularly among younger physicians, who report a burnout rate of more than 80%, according to a study published online February 28 in the Journal of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
9 patient, ultrasound features linked to breast cancer
March 4, 2020 -- Nine unique patient and ultrasound features may enable breast imagers to distinguish benign from malignant complex cystic or solid breast lesions, according to research published on February 24 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Ultrasound performance mixed in breast cancer survivors
February 27, 2020 -- Supplemental screening ultrasound shows a mixed performance in women with a personal history of breast cancer, with lower sensitivity and a higher interval cancer rate. But the modality also had higher specificity, according to a study published online February 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
10-minute breast MRI scan beats DBT for invasive cancer
February 25, 2020 -- Breast MRI with an abbreviated scanning protocol -- as short as 10 minutes -- finds more invasive cancers in women with dense tissue than digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), according to a study published online February 25 in JAMA.  Discuss
Do women over 75 need screening mammography?
February 24, 2020 -- Healthy women age 75 and older may not benefit from continued breast cancer screening, according to a study published online February 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss