Selective salpingography can help women struggling with infertility
June 8, 2022 -- Selective salpingography can help women struggling with infertility conceive naturally, according to researchers at a June 7 news conference ahead of the Society of Interventional Radiology 2021 annual meeting. Read More
Biden signs MAMMO Act to improve breast imaging for veterans
June 7, 2022 -- President Joe Biden on June 7 signed the Making Advances in Mammography and Medical Options for Veterans Act (the MAMMO Act), legislation that would improve breast imaging services for military veterans. Read More
New elastography mode useful in detecting breast malignancies
June 7, 2022 -- A method of shear-wave ultrasound imaging called sound touch elastography (STE) can help identify breast malignancies by measuring tissue stiffness around lesions, a Chinese study published June 4 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology has found. Read More
Are women with silicone breast implants getting follow-up MRI?
June 6, 2022 -- Few women with silicone breast implants comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recommendation that they be tracked for asymptomatic rupture with breast MRI, a study published June 3 in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has found. Read More
Breast cancer screening rates declined during pandemic
June 3, 2022 -- Another study has confirmed that breast and cervical cancer screening saw declines in volume during the COVID-19 pandemic -- a decline that translates to over 2 million women who missed mammography exams, researchers said in a June 3 study in JAMA Network Open. Read More
AI can help reduce workload, scan times for breast MRI
June 1, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence could help decrease radiologist workloads by nearly 16% when it comes to ultrafast breast MRI scans by identifying images most likely to have cancer, write Dutch researchers in a paper published May 26 in European Radiology. Read More
Race, education affect perceptions of mammography reports
June 1, 2022 -- A woman's race and education level can significantly impact how they view the quality of mammography reports and how much they trust their radiologist, according to a talk at the recent Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium. Read More
Outreach can narrow racial disparity in breast cancer screening
May 31, 2022 -- A community outreach program can be quite helpful in reducing racial disparity among women receiving breast cancer screening, according to a presentation at the recent Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium. Read More
Less breast screening during COVID led to undiagnosed cancers
May 27, 2022 -- Lower rates of breast screening during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to undiagnosed cancers that could've been detected at an earlier stage, Hungarian researchers found in a study published May 25 in Health Policy. Read More
Out with supine, in with prone for breast radiotherapy
May 26, 2022 -- Women with large breasts who are undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer should be treated while lying on their stomachs rather than on their backs, suggests Canadian research published May 26 in JAMA Oncology. 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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