DBT shows promise in new study with lower interval cancer rates
April 6, 2021 -- A new study published April 6 in Radiology indicates the use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) could result in lower interval cancer rates and earlier detection than the use of conventional digital mammography. Read More
Is media coverage of mammography biased toward optimism?
April 5, 2021 -- New research published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that media coverage about screening tests such as 3D mammography overstates benefits while downplaying harms and ignoring conflicts of interest. Read More
Breast screening rates rebound after COVID, but deficit remains
April 2, 2021 -- U.S. mammography screening rates have rebounded since plunging in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there remains a large cumulative deficit due to missed appointments, according to a study published March 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read More
Risk analysis could help triage women for mammography
March 25, 2021 -- Prioritizing which women receive breast screening based on their risk factors could enable breast centers to focus on the patients who need screening most during backlogs such as what occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a new study. Read More
How to combat false negatives on breast MRI
March 23, 2021 -- Breast MRI may be the most sensitive imaging modality available for detecting breast cancer, but it has its pitfalls: namely, a unique set of perceptual and cognitive errors that result in false negatives, according to an article published online March 19 in RadioGraphics. Read More
Is uterine artery embolization underused for postpartum bleeding?
March 17, 2021 -- Uterine artery embolization is a better option than hysterectomy for women experiencing postpartum bleeding, but it may be underutilized, according to researchers at a March 16 news conference ahead of the Society of Interventional Radiology 2021 annual meeting. Read More
Study claims breast centers flout mammography screening guidelines
March 15, 2021 -- A new study published March 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine claims that breast cancer centers are promoting mammography screening for women in their 40s, contrary to guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Imaging experts are disputing the findings. Read More
MRI radiomics can predict risk of breast cancer recurrence
March 15, 2021 -- Radiomics features on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI exams can enable noninvasive predictions of the risk of breast cancer recurrence, according to research from Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Read More
AI can triage DBT exams for priority review
March 12, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software may help reduce the workloads of breast imagers by helping them focus on the digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams that are most likely to have cancer, according to research presented at ECR 2021. Read More
Breast cancer data may fuel debate on screening women over 75
March 11, 2021 -- Breast cancer is common in women over the age of 75 and many older women are getting screening mammograms, according to data published March 5 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. The data come as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is reviewing its breast screening guidelines. Read More
Special Feature
Should breast ultrasound scans after COVID vaccines be postponed?

When using ultrasound to follow up on suspicious breast masses in patients who just got a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, it may be wise to postpone scans to between 12 and 16 weeks to reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read more

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