More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays
January 17, 2018 -- More women participated in mammography screening when they no longer had to pay out of pocket for part of the cost, as stipulated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), found a study published January 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study is the latest to show the ACA as having a positive effect on public health.  Discuss
3D power Doppler helps detect fetal growth restriction
January 15, 2018 -- 3D power Doppler can help confirm fetal growth restriction, a pathologic condition that occurs in up to 9% of pregnancies and can affect not only how a woman's pregnancy is followed but also when she delivers her baby, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Should chest CT scans be reviewed for breast lesions?
January 12, 2018 -- What should be done with incidental breast lesions detected in women receiving chest CT exams? A new study recommends not only that these lesions be followed up, but also that a new reporting scale similar to BI-RADS be used to classify the findings, according to results published in Clinical Imaging.  Discuss
3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy
January 10, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a 3D-printed robot-guided device capable of facilitating MR-guided breast biopsy and improving the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis. Biopsies can even be performed inside the MRI scanner.  Discuss
Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths
January 9, 2018 -- Which factor -- screening or treatment -- has been behind the sharp reduction in breast cancer mortality over the past several decades? A new study published January 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the answer is simple: both.  Discuss
What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening?
January 4, 2018 -- Could a breast cancer screening protocol based solely on a woman's risk factors -- rather than her age as is currently the norm with population-based screening -- result in delayed detection for many women? Yes, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AIUM publishes guidance for improving ob/gyn US
January 4, 2018 -- The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has released guidelines for improving the use of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology, in both clinical practice and residency training.  Discuss
Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta
January 2, 2018 -- Only trace amounts of the gadolinium administered to pregnant monkeys cross the placenta and enter the fetuses, and most of this gadolinium quickly returns back to the mother's bloodstream for excretion, according to research published in the January issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Use of DBT lags in Medicare system -- or does it?
January 2, 2018 -- Just under 20% of women in the Medicare population received digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams in 2015, the first year of Medicare coverage for the technology, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting. Does the figure mean DBT use is lagging in the federal system -- or that it's taking hold?  Discuss
Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options
December 15, 2017 -- Many women don't feel completely informed about their surgical options for breast cancer treatment, according to new research published online December 12 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  Discuss
Special Feature
Use mammography to leverage CT lung cancer screening

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