Breast screening interventions are cost-effective
June 18, 2020 -- Interventions designed to help underserved and vulnerable women in the U.S. overcome barriers to breast screening are cost-effective, according to a review published on June 18 in JAMA Oncology by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Discuss
Breast MRI lesion score can cut unnecessary biopsies
June 15, 2020 -- A lesion classification scheme named after breast MRI pioneer Dr. Werner Kaiser may help prevent anywhere from 45% to 72.5% of unnecessary breast biopsies in high-risk patients, Austrian researchers have found. The tool also refutes the notion of benign-appearing cancers.  Discuss
ASTRO releases first cervical cancer guidelines
June 12, 2020 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released its first clinical guidelines for radiation therapy to treat patients with nonmetastatic cervical cancer. The guidelines were published in Practical Radiation Oncology.  Discuss
Would ultrasound work for primary breast screening?
June 11, 2020 -- Could ultrasound be used as a primary screening method for breast cancer? A long-term systematic review published on June 1 in BMC Cancer found ultrasound scans performed well as both a primary and secondary cancer screening modality.  Discuss
PET/CT confirms breast cancer predicted by blood markers
June 11, 2020 -- FDG-PET/CT can detect breast cancer metastases predicted by elevated tumor marker values in asymptomatic patients who have already undergone locoregional treatment, according to a study published June 9 in Oncology.  Discuss
New DWI-MRI protocol looks promising for breast imaging
June 8, 2020 -- A promising new protocol for diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) resulted in better image quality and improved signal-to-noise ratio for breast lesions in a prospective study published online on May 29 in Radiology: Imaging Cancer.  Discuss
Contrast MRI helps radiologists identify ectopic pregnancy
June 8, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced MRI can help less experienced radiologists identify implantation sites of ectopic pregnancy, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Mednax to sell off radiology business
June 5, 2020 -- Beset by massive declines in procedure volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare provider Mednax announced June 5 that it is restructuring the company in a plan that includes selling off its radiology business. The company plans to return its focus to pediatrics and obstetrics services.  Discuss
Breast imagers can help identify women for genetic testing
June 4, 2020 -- It is crucial for breast imaging professionals to recognize patients with an increased risk for hereditary breast cancer who could benefit from genetic testing, according to an article published on May 29 in Radiographics.  Discuss
Young women have unique breast cancer characteristics
June 2, 2020 -- Women under the age of 40 are more likely than older patients to have breast cancers diagnosed at a later stage and more aggressive tumor types, according to research published on May 22 for the 2020 American Society of Breast Surgeons virtual meeting.  Discuss