High breast density, BMI interact to increase breast cancer risk
December 23, 2021 -- The combination of high breast density and high body mass index (BMI) increase breast cancer risk, with a stronger association found among postmenopausal women, according to research published December 23 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Uterine artery embolization underused for postpartum bleeding
December 20, 2021 -- Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is underused despite being a better option than hysterectomy for women experiencing postpartum bleeding, according to research published December 13 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Read More
Ultrasound useful for workup of DBT recalls
December 17, 2021 -- Ultrasound should be the first line for diagnostic workup of noncalcified masses recalled from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams, according to research published December 15 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
More info needed on transgender patients getting breast imaging
December 15, 2021 -- More background information is needed on patients who identify as nonbinary for better assessment and treatment of breast cancer, according to a study published December 10 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Tampered medical images can fool both AI and radiologists
December 14, 2021 -- The verdict is out on artificial intelligence versus radiologists when it comes to reading medical images, but both can be fooled if images have been tampered with, according to research published December 14 in Nature Communications. Read More
Could DBT help with caseload-related fatigue during pandemic?
December 10, 2021 -- Time-of-day effects for recall and false-positive rates in digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) interpretation declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research presented at the RSNA annual meeting. Read More
Radiation oncology residents benefit from ultrasound training program
December 8, 2021 -- An ultrasound curriculum with phantom training doubled the knowledge of radiation oncology residents when it came to gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy, according to research published December 4 in Brachytherapy. Read More
Researchers raise more concerns about Canadian mammo trials
December 7, 2021 -- New eyewitness accounts further make the case that two Canadian randomized trials conducted in the 1980s should not be used in breast screening meta-analyses or to inform policy, according to commentary published in the Journal of Medical Screening. Read More
AI can help mammography in middle-income countries
December 3, 2021 -- Middle-income countries could benefit from the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for breast screening to combat workforce shortages, according to research presented December 2 at the RSNA annual meeting. Read More
More research, transparency needed for combining AI with DBT
December 2, 2021 -- Combining digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and artificial intelligence (AI) could help even more with breast cancer outcomes, but more rigorous trials are needed, according to a presentation given December 1 at the RSNA annual meeting. 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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