Dense breast tissue translates into higher cancer odds
June 26, 2018 -- A large study out of Norway found that women with dense breast tissue do have higher odds of both screen-detected and interval breast cancer -- and that automated breast density measurement tools can accurately categorize tissue density, according to a study published online June 26 in Radiology.  Discuss
Annals: Overdiagnosis must be better defined
June 25, 2018 -- The problem of overdiagnosis in cancer screening has been hotly debated for years, with a variety of imaging exams on the list of services some say lead to the phenomenon. An article published June 26 in the Annals of Internal Medicine tries to clear up the confusion by defining overdiagnosis and the conditions that lead to it.  Discuss
Fetal MRI scans might foretell effects of severe anemia
June 22, 2018 -- Fetal MRI brain scans can advance the detection of abnormalities due to severe fetal anemia and correlate subsequent deficiencies with poor neurological development, according to a French study published online June 6 in the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
How should AI be used in breast ultrasound?
June 21, 2018 -- How can radiologists make the most of artificial intelligence (AI) software in breast ultrasound? By using the software concurrently during the interpretation process, according to research presented at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
Breast MRI underutilized in high-risk women
June 20, 2018 -- Supplemental screening breast MRI is underused by women at higher risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
Group reveals work on hybrid acoustic-optical imaging
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have developed an imaging technique that combines optical with acoustic imaging. They believe it could someday offer a viable alternative to screening mammography, according to a paper published online June 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
People want cancer screening, despite pitfalls
June 14, 2018 -- A new study found that individuals had a strong preference for cancer screening exams even after they were told the potential harm of screening would outweigh its benefit, according to a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.  Discuss
Synthesized 2D mammo works well for density assessment
June 14, 2018 -- Breast density assessments rendered by radiologists from synthesized 2D digital breast tomosynthesis exams are comparable to those rendered from standard 2D mammography images, according to a study published online June 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
4 ways consumerism will affect women's health practices
June 13, 2018 -- The rise of consumerism in healthcare is a growing trend, affecting everything from data ownership to patient-centered healthcare technology. In this article, Jef Williams and Barbara Smith of Paragon Consulting Partners discuss four ways in which women's healthcare practices will have to change to meet new patient demands.  Discuss
Critic calls JAMA study on mammo screening 'inadequate'
June 12, 2018 -- A study published January 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that explored reasons for the reduction in breast cancer mortality in recent decades did not include sufficient follow-up data, according to a response letter published in the journal June 12.  Discuss