Are women ready for AI to read their mammograms?
October 16, 2020 -- Most women in a recent Dutch survey indicated they weren't comfortable yet with only an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm interpreting their screening mammograms, preferring AI be used instead as a second reader, according to research published online October 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Benefits of ultrasound fetal size estimates questioned
October 14, 2020 -- The benefits of using third-trimester ultrasound scans to predict large infant size may be limited, according to a review published online October 13 in PLOS Medicine. Ultrasound size estimates failed to reliably predict one of the most common complications of delivering large newborns.  Discuss
4D MRI could be big leap forward for fetal heart imaging
October 12, 2020 -- Clinicians could have better information about fetal heart health thanks to a new imaging method developed by researchers from London. The team described how they used 4D MRI to measure volumetric blood flow in a paper published on October 5 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Screening saves lives of women with high-risk tumors
October 9, 2020 -- Women with high-risk breast tumors had more than double the chance of distant cancer spread if their cancer was interval detected rather than found on screening mammography, according to research presented on October 3 at the 2020 European Breast Cancer Conference.  Discuss
2 breast lesion traits that signal future cancer risk
October 8, 2020 -- Not all benign findings on screening mammography are equal. A Spanish team identified two characteristics of benign lesions that signal an increased risk of future malignancy in new research presented on October 3 at the 2020 European Breast Cancer Conference.  Discuss
Image-guided biopsy spots residual breast cancer
October 7, 2020 -- Image-guided biopsies performed after breast cancer patients have been treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy can predict the presence of residual cancer, potentially avoiding the need for surgery, a multinational team of researchers reported in an article published online October 7 in JAMA Surgery.  Discuss
CT scans can predict CVD risk in breast cancer patients
October 7, 2020 -- Clinicians used CT scans of coronary artery calcium to predict which patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer were at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to study findings presented on October 2 at the 2020 European Breast Cancer Conference.  Discuss
FES-PET could predict endometrial cancer outcomes
October 7, 2020 -- PET imaging with the radiotracer F-18 fluoroestradiol (FES) can help determine how well patients will fare after a diagnosis of endometrial cancer, according to a study published October 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Language can be barrier to breast screening
October 3, 2020 -- Women who only speak Spanish have a 27% less likelihood of getting a screening mammogram than English speakers, according to a study presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2020. And Spanish speakers aren't the only ones -- by and large, women who speak limited English are less likely to receive breast cancer screening.  Discuss
Breast screening helps precision medicine succeed
October 2, 2020 -- A new review argues that screening mammography is crucial to prevent breast cancer deaths even in the age of precision medicine. The European team behind the paper published their work on September 25 in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss