Lung cancer more common in white women than men
May 24, 2018 -- The incidence rate of lung cancer is now higher in non-Hispanic white women in the U.S. than it is in men of the same race, flipping the historical trend of a higher incidence in men, according to research published in the May 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Second opinions of outside mammograms find more cancer
May 23, 2018 -- Second-opinion reads of mammograms initially performed at an outside facility identify more cancers and improve the positive predictive value of biopsy, even in patients without a breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study published online May 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Cancer death rates continue to decline in U.S.
May 22, 2018 -- The U.S. continues to see a decline in cancer mortality, according to the latest numbers published by the U.S. government on May 22 in Cancer. However, the figures also indicate a rising incidence of late-stage prostate cancer, possibly due to the decline in prostate-specific antigen screening.  Discuss
Research spotlights breast screening shortfall in Iran
May 22, 2018 -- New research has shown that the number of women undergoing mammography screening in Iran is far from satisfactory. While breast screening can save lives, the study has highlighted significant gaps in the country's screening strategy for safeguarding its target population.  Discuss
DBT improves diagnostic mammography, too
May 18, 2018 -- It's not just for screening anymore: A new study found that using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in the diagnostic setting reveals more cancers and produces fewer false positives than 2D digital mammography.  Discuss
Interventional radiology used for Melania Trump procedure
May 15, 2018 -- Interventional radiology was used in a May 14 procedure to treat first lady Melania Trump for a benign kidney condition. The procedure went well and the first lady is recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, according to the White House.  Discuss
Can ultrasound screen for fetal growth restriction?
May 15, 2018 -- Can second-trimester ultrasound screening for fetal growth restriction reliably predict if a baby will go on to have a low birth weight for his or her gestational age? Not in most cases, according to recent research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  Discuss
How will AI impact image interpretation process?
May 9, 2018 -- Will artificial intelligence (AI) lead radiologists to begin overcalling potential abnormalities during image interpretation? Not necessarily, if a recent study that assessed the impact of computer-aided detection software on patient recall rates in screening mammography is any indication.  Discuss
ASBrS: Regular mammo screening = less-invasive treatment
May 7, 2018 -- Regular breast cancer screening, particularly in younger women, translates to less-aggressive treatment when disease is discovered, according to research presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) annual meeting in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
Age, not density, predicts interval breast cancer result
May 4, 2018 -- A woman's age may predict whether an interval breast cancer will have a poor outcome better than her breast density, according to a research letter published online May 3 in JAMA Oncology. The finding could direct the use of supplemental screening in women.  Discuss