Door to screening breast ultrasound should not be closed
August 18, 2021 -- Now is not the time to close the door on screening breast ultrasound trials, despite the findings of a research study published earlier this year, according to an opinion piece by Dr. Paula Gordon and Dr. Wendie Berg, PhD, published August 17 in Radiology. Read More
Breast imaging patients see out-of-pocket costs increase
August 17, 2021 -- Out-of-pocket costs for additional breast imaging after screening in the U.S. have nearly doubled since 2010, with women facing unexpected financial consequences as a result, according to research published August 17 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Prediction models can reduce false positives in breast MRI screening
August 17, 2021 -- Prediction models based on clinical characteristics could help reduce false positives in women with dense breasts who undergo supplemental breast cancer screening with MRI, according to a study published August 17 in Radiology. Read More
Subspecialty focus beneficial for global radiology education
August 16, 2021 -- Web-based breast imaging content could help improve global radiology education, especially for residents, according to a pilot study published August 10 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Could public data speed development of AI for DBT?
August 16, 2021 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) remains one of the trickiest challenges for artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Could this challenge be surmounted if more DBT data were available in public databases? This question was tackled in an August 16 study in JAMA Network Open. Read More
New SPECT tracer detects aggressive breast cancer
August 16, 2021 -- A new SPECT tracer based on technetium-99m is safe in patients and can detect metastatic breast cancer -- in a few cases, better than biopsies can, according to a study published August 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Ultrasound helpful in labor process
August 13, 2021 -- Transabdominal ultrasound can examine fetal head descent and assist in vaginal birth for fetuses with reshaped heads, according to research published August 10 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Read More
AI or DBT can improve surveillance after breast-conserving therapy
August 13, 2021 -- Mammographic surveillance after breast-conserving therapy can be improved by digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or in particular, by artificial intelligence (AI), according to research posted August 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Breast imagers should acquaint themselves with trans community
August 12, 2021 -- Radiologists need to familiarize themselves with breast imaging features in transgender women, including normal breast development induced by hormone therapy and breast augmentation, according to a review published August 9 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
Racial disparities in mammography rose in Calif. during pandemic
August 6, 2021 -- Persistent low breast cancer screening volumes and racial disparities in mammography were seen in California during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research published August 6 in JAMA Oncology. Read More