AI or DBT can improve surveillance after breast-conserving therapy
August 13, 2021 -- Mammographic surveillance after breast-conserving therapy can be improved by digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or in particular, by artificial intelligence (AI), according to research posted August 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Breast imagers should acquaint themselves with trans community
August 12, 2021 -- Radiologists need to familiarize themselves with breast imaging features in transgender women, including normal breast development induced by hormone therapy and breast augmentation, according to a review published August 9 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
Racial disparities in mammography rose in Calif. during pandemic
August 6, 2021 -- Persistent low breast cancer screening volumes and racial disparities in mammography were seen in California during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research published August 6 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Using AI with CT helps predict breast cancer metastasis
August 6, 2021 -- Using a deep-learning algorithm with contrast-enhanced CT data is an effective way to predict axillary lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients, according to a study published August 5 in Computers in Biology and Medicine. Read More
DCIS shows as nonmass enhancement on breast MRI
August 6, 2021 -- Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) diagnosed with conventional breast imaging usually showed nonmass enhancement on breast MRI scans, with a larger median span for lesions than mammography and an increased cancer detection rate of 6.2%, in a study published August 3 in Radiology. Read More
Contrast mammography plus ultrasound on par with MRI for preop staging
August 5, 2021 -- A combination of contrast-enhanced mammography with ultrasound performs as well as breast MRI for preoperative staging for breast cancer, according to a Dutch study published August 2 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Out-of-pocket costs may block women from breast MRI
July 30, 2021 -- The threat of out-of-pocket costs from breast MRI may negatively affect women at greater risk of breast cancer, blocking their access to needed care, according to a study published July 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read More
Ultrasound may not be needed prior to medication abortion
July 30, 2021 -- Not including preabortion ultrasound before medication abortion via telemedicine does not compromise patient safety or result in more ongoing pregnancies, according to research published July 27 in Contraception. Read More
Junior readers benefit from using two-view DBT for breast lesions
July 29, 2021 -- Less experienced readers benefit from using two-view digital mammography plus digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to characterize breast lesions, according to a French study published July 27 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Women in rural areas face barriers in breast cancer screening
July 28, 2021 -- Women living in rural areas face multiple barriers to effective breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment, according to research published July 22 in Preventive Medicine. 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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