Preop MRI finds 11% more cancer in women with DCIS
June 24, 2020 -- Preoperative breast MRI finds 11% more cancer in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) -- suggesting that using MRI for these women could improve surgical planning and outcomes, according to a study published June 20 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
DBT has lower rad dose than digital mammo in new study
June 23, 2020 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exposed women to significantly less radiation than full-field digital mammography in a study of 200 patients published on June 3 in the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences.  Discuss
Transducer shell improves elastography measurements
June 22, 2020 -- A 3D-printed device with built-in pressure sensors that fits around an ultrasound transducer like a shell could produce more accurate shear-wave elastography measurements for breast imaging and other use cases. Researchers describe the prototype attachment in a June 15 article in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Breast screening interventions are cost-effective
June 18, 2020 -- Interventions designed to help underserved and vulnerable women in the U.S. overcome barriers to breast screening are cost-effective, according to a review published on June 18 in JAMA Oncology by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Discuss
Breast MRI lesion score can cut unnecessary biopsies
June 15, 2020 -- A lesion classification scheme named after breast MRI pioneer Dr. Werner Kaiser may help prevent anywhere from 45% to 72.5% of unnecessary breast biopsies in high-risk patients, Austrian researchers have found. The tool also refutes the notion of benign-appearing cancers.  Discuss
ASTRO releases first cervical cancer guidelines
June 12, 2020 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released its first clinical guidelines for radiation therapy to treat patients with nonmetastatic cervical cancer. The guidelines were published in Practical Radiation Oncology.  Discuss
Would ultrasound work for primary breast screening?
June 11, 2020 -- Could ultrasound be used as a primary screening method for breast cancer? A long-term systematic review published on June 1 in BMC Cancer found ultrasound scans performed well as both a primary and secondary cancer screening modality.  Discuss
PET/CT confirms breast cancer predicted by blood markers
June 11, 2020 -- FDG-PET/CT can detect breast cancer metastases predicted by elevated tumor marker values in asymptomatic patients who have already undergone locoregional treatment, according to a study published June 9 in Oncology.  Discuss
New DWI-MRI protocol looks promising for breast imaging
June 8, 2020 -- A promising new protocol for diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) resulted in better image quality and improved signal-to-noise ratio for breast lesions in a prospective study published online on May 29 in Radiology: Imaging Cancer.  Discuss
Contrast MRI helps radiologists identify ectopic pregnancy
June 8, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced MRI can help less experienced radiologists identify implantation sites of ectopic pregnancy, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss