AI can improve performance of breast MRI
April 29, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can improve the performance of breast MRI, both by helping women avoid benign biopsies and by predicting nodal metastasis so that clinicians can better plan treatment, according to research presented at the recent virtual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
Could combining DBT with digital mammography be cost-effective?
April 26, 2021 -- Combining digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with digital mammography could be cost-effective, according to new research published April 22 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Read More
Combining DBT with ultrasound could decrease recall rates
April 23, 2021 -- Women with dense breast tissue who received supplemental whole-breast ultrasound with their digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening exams had a lower rate of abnormal interpretations in a study presented at the 2021 American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
AI classifies breast cancer subtypes on standard ultrasound exams
April 23, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can identify triple-negative and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer subtypes on standard grayscale ultrasound exams, according to research at the virtual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
Breast cancer screening beyond mammography needs better coverage
April 23, 2021 -- Women may not be getting the breast screening they need, due to a lack of insurance coverage for modalities beyond mammography. Jonathan Kay and Andrea Wolf of the Brem Foundation offer a perspective. Read More
AI could help improve cancer detection on breast ultrasound
April 20, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect and diagnose cancer on breast ultrasound with accuracy comparable to that of radiologists, according to research presented Monday at the 2021 virtual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
AI can help predict mortality from metastatic breast cancer
April 20, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can expertly detect metastatic lung nodules on chest CT exams in breast cancer patients and aid in risk assessment, according to an April 18 talk at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
MRI valuable in identifying breast lesions, study finds
April 20, 2021 -- MRI demonstrates superb performance in identifying breast lesions where surgical removal is required for women with suspicious nipple discharge, according to new research published April 13 in European Radiology. Read More
Hysterosalpingo contrast ultrasound shows promise in infertility exams
April 19, 2021 -- Hysterosalpingo contrast sonography (HyCoSy) is potentially safer and more efficient in examining fallopian tubes in women undergoing infertility exams, according to research presented Monday at the 2021 virtual annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society. Read More
How important is age in breast cancer risk assessment?
April 16, 2021 -- Is age really just a number? Risk scores produced by a deep-learning model based on analysis of mammograms alone may offer better insight into a woman's risk of breast cancer over the next two years than traditional risk factors. Read More
Special Feature
Use mammography to leverage CT lung cancer screening

Breast cancer screening offers radiology practices the opportunity to encourage women to get screened for lung cancer and receive smoking cessation counseling. Read more