Long-term breast cancer survivors die from other diseases
December 17, 2019 -- Women who live more than 10 years after a diagnosis of breast cancer are more likely to die of diseases other than cancer, such as heart and cerebrovascular diseases, according to a large study published online on December 16 in Cancer. Researchers attribute the finding to improved therapies that are enabling women to survive longer.  Discuss
Biopsy protocol rules out surgery for women after chemo
December 16, 2019 -- Vacuum-assisted image-guided breast biopsy can reliably predict which breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy have responded well enough that follow-up surgery is not required to remove residual cancer, according to a December 13 presentation at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
Death risk higher for government-insured breast cancer patients
December 13, 2019 -- Women with breast cancer who were insured with Medicare or Medicaid had lower survival rates than those patients who had private insurance in two large treatment clinical trials, according to a study presented on December 13 at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
AI can accurately predict uterine fibroid embolization outcomes
December 13, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm's analysis of MRI exams performed prior to uterine fibroid embolization can be more accurate than radiologists in predicting whether the procedure will be successful, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
PET/MRI tops MRI in breast lesion comparisons
December 13, 2019 -- PET/MRI is better than MRI alone for the detection and staging of nodes and distant metastases in women with breast cancer, according to a study presented by German researchers at the recent RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases?
December 11, 2019 -- Although FDG-PET/MRI shows promise for accurate staging of breast cancer, the modality still isn't as accurate as sentinel lymph node biopsy, according to a study presented last week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
FFDM may beat analog and CR for breast cancer screening
December 10, 2019 -- Full-field digital mammography (FFDM) detects breast cancer better than either analog film-screen mammography or computed radiography (CR), regardless of age, breast density, or screening round, according to a South Korean retrospective study of over 8 million women published online on December 3 in Radiology.  Discuss
ABUS delivers better diagnostic performance
December 9, 2019 -- Both automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and traditional handheld ultrasound can significantly improve breast cancer detection when used as an adjunct to mammography in women with dense breasts. But ABUS yields better diagnostic performance, according to research presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Technologist-performed WBUS is helpful in dense breasts
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Handheld whole-breast ultrasound (WBUS) performed by mammography technologists can be a time-efficient method for adjuvant screening of women with dense breasts, according to research presented Wednesday at the 2019 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Philips places emphasis on AI at RSNA 2019
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is putting a major emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) in its booth at RSNA 2019, showing technology designed to improve workflow and help customers choose from a range of AI algorithms to analyze medical images.  Discuss
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