Could contrast mammo supplant CE-MRI for confirming breast cancer?
February 21, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced (CE) mammography might be better suited than contrast-enhanced MRI for confirming some cases of suspicious breast cancer -- especially when radiation dose-reducing protocols are used, according to a study published February 14 in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Discuss
Breast screening reduces race-related cancer disparities
February 20, 2020 -- African American women have a 40% higher rate of breast cancer mortality than white women, partially because of increased incidence of triple-negative breast cancer. But screening mammography might improve that statistic, according to a research letter published online on February 19 in JAMA Surgery.  Discuss
Most cysts found on breast ultrasound don't need biopsy
February 20, 2020 -- Clustered microcysts found on breast ultrasound are at very low risk of developing into cancer and can be safely tracked with imaging rather than biopsied, according to a study published online February 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
DBT finds more cancers, reduces unnecessary recalls
February 19, 2020 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) found more than twice as many cancers as full-field digital mammography alone or a combination of the two technologies in a recent study, published online February 14 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Can ultrasound, 3D printing deepen maternal-fetal bonds?
February 18, 2020 -- When a pregnant woman sees her fetus on imaging scans, it can help strengthen the bond she feels with her unborn child, say researchers. They demonstrate how 3D-printed models based on ultrasound scans confirmed this concept in a study published online on February 8 in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.  Discuss
Being active may improve radiation therapy outcomes
February 14, 2020 -- Patients who are physically active before they undergo thoracic radiation therapy may have better outcomes, according to study results delivered at a meeting on the cardiovascular care of oncology patients held by the American College of Cardiology.  Discuss
AI improves reader performance for ABUS studies
February 14, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could potentially help radiologists and other physicians improve their ability to classify lesions on automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) exams, according to research published online February 12 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT points to cervical cancer patient outcomes
February 13, 2020 -- Several indicators on pretreatment FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict overall survival in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer and para-aortic lymph node involvement. The markers could help clinicians steer patients toward more aggressive treatment, according to a February 7 study in Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Should U.S. radiologists double read mammograms?
February 13, 2020 -- In many European countries, radiologists double read mammograms, followed by a consensus review when the recommendations don't align. Double reading could also benefit U.S. radiologists, according to a study published online on February 11 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI finds cancer missed on clinical breast exams
February 12, 2020 -- Breast MRI scans found six cases of breast cancer in high-risk women that had been missed with clinical breast examinations in a recent study, published in the March issue of Clinical Radiology. But the MRI scans also led to more recalls -- in excess of established guidelines.  Discuss