MRI links oral contraceptives to smaller hypothalamic volumes
December 4, 2019 -- Researchers have found that healthy women taking oral contraceptives had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared with women not taking the birth control pill. In a study presented Wednesday at RSNA 2019, they also pointed out smaller hypothalamic volume is linked to anger and depression.  Discuss
Doubts persist over DBT's clinical impact
December 3, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is developing fast, but some challenges and questions remain in terms of efficiency, efficacy, safety, and quality assurance, as well as the long-term effect on mortality, two leading researchers have noted in an RSNA 2019 presentation.  Discuss
Expansion of AI tools highlights GE at RSNA
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - New advancements in its Edison artificial intelligence (AI) program are a major focus in the RSNA 2019 booth of GE Healthcare. The company is rolling out Edison-based tools across multiple modalities, while also highlighting new developments in CT, MRI, interventional, and x-ray.  Discuss
AI's clinical role in breast screening comes under scrutiny
December 1, 2019 -- The fiercely contested race to demonstrate how artificial intelligence (AI) can improve quality of care and patient outcomes began on the opening day of RSNA 2019, when the latest clinical evidence of AI's potential value in breast screening came under the microscope.  Discuss
Add MRI to breast screening for fewer interval cancers
November 27, 2019 -- In a large Dutch study, using supplemental MRI screening in women with extremely dense breast tissue and normal mammograms resulted in significantly fewer interval cancers than using mammography alone.  Discuss
Breast ultrasound spots more cancers in dense breasts
November 27, 2019 -- With proper training and experience, breast ultrasound consistently improves detection of node-negative invasive cancer in women with dense breasts on mammography, according to a literature review in the Journal of Breast Imaging. Similar results have been observed after digital breast tomosynthesis.  Discuss
Biennial breast screening associated with advanced cancers
November 26, 2019 -- Women who are screened for breast cancer every two years have more advanced cancers -- as well as more cancers between screening rounds -- than those who are screened annually, according to a study to be presented next week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago. Those treated biennially also generally require more aggressive treatment.  Discuss
New European guidelines advise biennial screening at 45
November 26, 2019 -- New European guidelines recommend that women be screened for breast cancer from ages 45 to 74 every two to three years because annual screening may be more harmful than beneficial. The guidelines pose a stark contrast to U.S. recommendations, which for the most part recommend annual screening.  Discuss
New breast ultrasound technique boosts BI-RADS accuracy
November 22, 2019 -- Using a novel ultrasound technique called ultrasensitive ultrasound microvessel imaging with conventional ultrasound significantly improves the diagnostic accuracy of BI-RADS classification of breast lesions, according to a study to be published in the December issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
La. keepsake ultrasound center leaves moms in lurch
November 19, 2019 -- A group of expecting moms in Louisiana have discovered a hard lesson about the perils of keepsake ultrasound centers. The center apparently told dozens of women the wrong gender for their babies, and it even told one woman to do jumping jacks to enable a better view on ultrasound scans, according to news reports.  Discuss
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Conferences
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging
February 5-7
Palm Springs, California United States
Introduction to Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Course
February 8
Monterey, California United States
Introduction to Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Course
February 8
Asheville, North Carolina United States
Initial Mammography Training Course
February 24-28
Las Vegas, Nevada United States