CEDM, MBI outperform MRI for breast cancer staging October 31, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) and molecular breast imaging (MBI) are comparable to breast MRI when it comes to identifying breast cancer, but CEDM and MBI outperform breast MRI when it comes to treatment staging, according to a study published online October 29 in Radiology. Discuss
Are BI-RADS 3 findings tracked effectively? October 30, 2019 -- More than a quarter of women who have breast lesions categorized as BI-RADS 3 do not receive appropriate diagnostic follow-up, according to a study published online October 26 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Discuss
Childhood radiotherapy, chemo boost breast cancer risk October 29, 2019 -- The combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment with anthracyclines in women who are survivors of childhood cancer increases their risk of breast cancer later in life, according to a study published online October 28 in JAMA Pediatrics. Discuss
DBT decreases the need for short-term follow-up October 28, 2019 -- Adding screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography reduces the number of women classified as BI-RADS 3 and, therefore, the number of women who are recommended for short-term follow-up, according to a study published in the November issue of Academic Radiology.
How effective is MR-HIFU for uterine fibroids? October 23, 2019 -- MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is a safe therapy for treating uterine fibroids, especially when it is used with a treatment protocol that aims for complete ablation, according to an October 15 study in the European Journal of Radiology. Discuss
USA Today: DBT's value unproven, but marketing vigorous October 21, 2019 -- Mammography centers in the U.S. have rapidly adopted 3D mammography -- also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) -- despite the lack of large-scale clinical trials demonstrating the technology's value, according to an investigation by Kaiser Health News that was published in USA Today. Discuss
DBT finds more cancers of all types than FFDM October 17, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has a higher cancer detection rate compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM). And DBT's improved performance persists no matter the tumor type, size, or grade of cancer, according to a study published online October 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Discuss
Pulmonary CT explains death from genital plastic surgery October 16, 2019 -- Pulmonary CT angiography helped clinicians better understand the cause of death in the case of a 33-year-old woman in China who died after receiving vaginal injections of hyaluronic acid and collagen, according to a review published October 14 in Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Discuss