Model predicts metastases in endometrial cancer patients
December 24, 2019 -- Using ultrasound in combination with endometrial biopsy results and clinical characteristics allows clinicians to reliably predict the risk of lymph node metastases in endometrial cancer patients before surgery. Researchers found the model to be superior to risk stratification alone in a study published online December 16 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Discuss
Clinical Case Review: Long-term SCOUT® placement prior to surgery
December 20, 2019 -- The SCOUT Radar Localization system by Merit Medical is used to mark breast lesions or lymph nodes prior to surgery, without many of the challenges associated with wire localization. But what happens if a SCOUT Reflector is placed in the breast, and the surgery is postponed? Find out in this case study from Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, FL.  Discuss
AI beats density for predicting breast cancer risk
December 17, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that analyzes negative screening mammography exams yielded better predictions for a woman's future risk of breast cancer than risk models based on breast density measurements in a recent study, published online December 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
Long-term breast cancer survivors die from other diseases
December 17, 2019 -- Women who live more than 10 years after a diagnosis of breast cancer are more likely to die of diseases other than cancer, such as heart and cerebrovascular diseases, according to a large study published online on December 16 in Cancer. Researchers attribute the finding to improved therapies that are enabling women to survive longer.  Discuss
Biopsy protocol rules out surgery for women after chemo
December 16, 2019 -- Vacuum-assisted image-guided breast biopsy can reliably predict which breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy have responded well enough that follow-up surgery is not required to remove residual cancer, according to a December 13 presentation at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
Death risk higher for government-insured breast cancer patients
December 13, 2019 -- Women with breast cancer who were insured with Medicare or Medicaid had lower survival rates than those patients who had private insurance in two large treatment clinical trials, according to a study presented on December 13 at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
AI can accurately predict uterine fibroid embolization outcomes
December 13, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm's analysis of MRI exams performed prior to uterine fibroid embolization can be more accurate than radiologists in predicting whether the procedure will be successful, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
PET/MRI tops MRI in breast lesion comparisons
December 13, 2019 -- PET/MRI is better than MRI alone for the detection and staging of nodes and distant metastases in women with breast cancer, according to a study presented by German researchers at the recent RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases?
December 11, 2019 -- Although FDG-PET/MRI shows promise for accurate staging of breast cancer, the modality still isn't as accurate as sentinel lymph node biopsy, according to a study presented last week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
FFDM may beat analog and CR for breast cancer screening
December 10, 2019 -- Full-field digital mammography (FFDM) detects breast cancer better than either analog film-screen mammography or computed radiography (CR), regardless of age, breast density, or screening round, according to a South Korean retrospective study of over 8 million women published online on December 3 in Radiology.  Discuss