AI finds cancer on mammography but falls short of double reading
September 2, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can detect cancers on digital mammography that had originally been found on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), but it is inferior to double reading by radiologists, according to research published September 1 in Radiology. Read More
Radiologists support formal training on delivering bad news
September 2, 2021 -- Teaching radiologists how to deliver bad news to patients is one of several key points from a survey study on training breast imagers published August 30 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More
Spectral mammography as good as MRI for breast cancer evaluation
September 1, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography is a good alternative to MRI in evaluating invasive breast cancers, according to research published August 27 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
Is DBT to blame for costlier mammograms?
August 30, 2021 -- A new study published August 30 in JAMA Internal Medicine is blaming increased adoption of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for rising costs of screening mammography among privately insured women in the U.S. Read More
Disparities persist in breast cancer screening in Australia
August 30, 2021 -- In a new study from Australia, a number of socioeconomic factors affected whether women in the Sydney area were likely to undergo breast cancer screening. The research, published August 24 in Preventive Medicine, highlights disparities in mammography screening access. Read More
Low-income areas have less access to obstetric ultrasound
August 27, 2021 -- People living in certain geographic and low-income areas have less access to obstetric ultrasound, according to a Canadian study published August 24 in Academic Radiology. These areas include remote geographic regions and areas populated by Indigenous people. Read More
COVID-19 pandemic reverses progress on breast cancer screening
August 26, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic caused an 8% dip in breast cancer screening rates in communities of color and low income across the U.S., reversing forward momentum seen in the year prior, according to research published August 26 in Cancer. Read More
Dense breasts means higher cancer risk for elderly
August 26, 2021 -- Increased breast density is linked to a higher risk of invasive breast cancer among women ages 65 and older regardless of body mass index, according to research published August 26 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Adjunctive breast ultrasound useful for women at average cancer risk
August 20, 2021 -- Supplemental ultrasound should be considered as part of the screening protocol for young women with average risk of breast cancer, according to research published August 18 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Investment needed to improve global breast cancer survival rates
August 20, 2021 -- A breast cancer diagnosis is almost the same as a death sentence for women in some low-income countries, where survival rates are as low as 3.5%. But it doesn't have to be this way, if more investments were made in treatment and imaging, according to a simulation study published August 17 in The Lancet Oncology. Read More