Hormone receptor-positive cancers on the rise
August 19, 2020 -- Hormone receptor-positive breast cancers are on the rise in the U.S., according to new data published on August 17 in JAMA Network Open. At the same time, rates of triple-negative cancers have fallen for some groups of women in recent years.  Discuss
Doppler ultrasound helps assess cervical cancer stage
August 18, 2020 -- Researchers in China found a link between findings on Doppler ultrasound scans and characteristics of cervical cancer. Blood flow seen through color ultrasound was tied to tumor clinical stage, cancer type, and pathology in a study published on August 10 in PLOS One.  Discuss
3 lessons for building better AI for breast imaging
August 17, 2020 -- Researchers are exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) can augment radiologists' performance and improve patient outcomes. Presenters discussed their projects that do just that at a panel on August 11 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine conference.  Discuss
Women who smoke are less likely to get cancer screening
August 13, 2020 -- Women who smoke are less likely to undergo cancer screening, which often translates into more advanced disease when they are diagnosed, according to a study published August 13 in BMJ Open.  Discuss
Micro-CT visualizes early fetal development
August 13, 2020 -- Dutch researchers have released images acquired using micro-CT that depict a 6-week-old ectopic pregnancy. The case study was published August 11 in Radiology.  Discuss
Earlier breast screening shows mortality benefit
August 12, 2020 -- Starting breast cancer screening when women are in their 40s cut the risk of death by 25% at 10 years of follow-up, according to the findings of a study published August 12 in the Lancet Oncology. But the benefits of earlier screening were not statistically significant at later follow-up points.  Discuss
Mobile mammo leads to early detection for vulnerable women
August 12, 2020 -- A mobile mammography program in Houston led to early breast cancer detection for women at risk of forgoing regular breast screening, according to the findings of a retrospective study published on August 4 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Abbreviated MRI rivals full protocol for breast imaging
August 11, 2020 -- The diagnostic performance of abbreviated MRI was comparable to the full protocol in a systematic review presented as a virtual poster at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
The 3 advances making MRI better for breast screening
August 8, 2020 -- The future of breast screening may not be mammography but MRI. The technical advances making MRI quicker, more accurate, and less costly for breast screening were discussed at a presentation on August 8 at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists annual meeting.  Discuss
Are GBCAs really needed for breast MRI exams?
August 7, 2020 -- Are gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) really needed for breast MRI? Not if the technique of diffusion-tensor imaging is used, according to a study published August 6 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss