Smokers shy away from cancer screening exams
May 17, 2019 -- Individuals who smoke are much less likely than nonsmokers to participate in basic screening exams for breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer, despite clear recommendations from existing guidelines, according to a new study published online May 17 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Breast lesions more evident on DBT compared with FFDM
May 16, 2019 -- Breast cancers are more conspicuous on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), especially on the craniocaudal view, according to a study published online May 14 in Radiology. Read More
ISMRM: Breast MRI confirms lymph node response to therapy
May 14, 2019 -- MONTREAL - MRI is a reliable way to validate changes in axillary lymph node volume and shape in situ in breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to a study presented Monday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting. Read More
SMRT: Abbreviated protocol may address barriers to breast MRI screening
May 12, 2019 -- MONTREAL - Abbreviated and unenhanced breast MRI protocols hold potential to address the barriers to using MRI more widely in breast screening, according to a presentation at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) annual meeting. Read More
ARRS: Density reporting laws not enough to boost breast US
May 10, 2019 -- HONOLULU - Rates of breast ultrasound (US) use have slowly trended upward in states that have adopted breast density notification laws, but this growth has yet to cross the threshold of statistical significance, according to a presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting. Read More
Cancer screening rates dip with appointments later in day
May 10, 2019 -- Cancer screening rates are lower in patients who see their primary care doctors later in the day compared with patients who see their doctors earlier, according to a new study published online May 10 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
ARRS: Cinematic rendering comes to breast ultrasound
May 9, 2019 -- HONOLULU - Researchers from California produced photorealistic 3D models of the breast by applying cinematic rendering to 3D transmission ultrasound images. The potential clinical applications of these models were the subject of a Wednesday presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting. Read More
ARRS: DBT makes observation an option for radial scars
May 9, 2019 -- Thanks to the power of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), it may be possible to use observation to follow radial scars on breast images rather than surgically excise them, according to research presented Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) in Honolulu. Read More
Deep learning enhances breast cancer risk assessment
May 7, 2019 -- By analyzing subtle imaging patterns on screening mammograms that may portend future cancer, a deep-learning algorithm can beat current breast cancer risk-assessment methods that only assess traditional risk factors such as breast density and family history, according to research published online May 7 in Radiology. Read More
ARRS: Is follow-up breast MRI OK for BI-RADS 3 cases?
May 7, 2019 -- Follow-up breast MRI can be part of an effective workup protocol for women who have undergone a breast MRI screening exam that identified lesions categorized as BI-RADS 3, or "probably benign," according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting in Honolulu. Read More