Women with genetic disorder more reassured after breast screening
May 11, 2021 -- Women with a genetic disorder that increases their risk of breast cancer did not show significant increases in psychological distress related to mammography screening, according to research published May 8 in Familial Cancer. Read More
AI has opportunities for more acceptance in screening mammography
May 7, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) shows promise in screening mammography, but more is needed for it to earn wider acceptance in clinics and by patients, according to Dr. Emily Conant. Read More
Can AI reduce mammography, DBT workload for radiologists?
May 5, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could sharply decrease radiologist workload for screening mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams without hurting sensitivity, according to research published online May 5 in Radiology. Read More
Mammography underutilized in Jamaica
May 4, 2021 -- Breast cancer screening mammography is underutilized in Jamaica, with breast cancer often diagnosed at an earlier age and more advanced stage than in the U.S., according to research published April 23 in BMC Women's Health. Read More
AI can help classify masses found on breast ultrasound
May 3, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can aid radiologists in characterizing masses on screening breast ultrasound exams by improving cancer detection and reducing false positives, according to research from Yale University. Read More
Is it time for population-based breast screening in India?
May 3, 2021 -- Unlike many western countries, India lacks a widespread breast screening program. With rates of breast cancer rising in the country, is it time for population-based mammography screening? A recent symposium examined this issue, and a compilation of its findings was published April 28 in Cancer Causes & Control. Read More
Breast MRI proves useful for mastectomy staging
April 30, 2021 -- Breast MRI can identify hidden cancers before a woman undergoes planned bilateral prophylactic mastectomy -- thus helping clinicians determine whether sentinel lymph node sampling is needed before surgery. Read More
Which screening test is most effective for older women?
April 29, 2021 -- If you could only pick one screening exam to recommend for women in a year -- just one -- which one would it be? Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic pondered this question and posted their findings in a modeling study published April 29 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
COVID-19 caused 'sharp decline' in breast cancer screening
April 29, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in cancer screening in the U.S., and almost 4 million breast screening exams still need to be caught up, according to new research published Thursday in JAMA Oncology. Read More
AI can improve performance of breast MRI
April 29, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can improve the performance of breast MRI, both by helping women avoid benign biopsies and by predicting nodal metastasis so that clinicians can better plan treatment, according to research presented at the recent virtual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. 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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