AI reduces variability in breast density reporting
March 9, 2021 -- Variation in the assessment of breast density on mammograms was reduced with the use of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based software application, and the software enabled more consistent mammography reports, in a study presented at ECR 2021. Read More
Better access to imaging would save lives, Lancet report says
March 5, 2021 -- Better access to medical imaging in low- and middle-income countries would save almost 2.5 million lives lost to cancer, according to a new report presented at ECR by the Lancet Oncology Commission on Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Skipping mammograms boosts risk of breast cancer death
March 2, 2021 -- Skipping even one screening mammogram can increase a woman's risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a March 2 study involving more than half a million Swedish women. Conversely, more regular screening greatly reduces risk. Read More
AI, 4D info aids breast lesion characterization on DCE-MRI
February 26, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that utilize 4D information from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) can be highly accurate for classifying breast lesions, according to research published February 24 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine affects imaging results, researchers warn
February 25, 2021 -- Researchers are warning that the COVID-19 vaccine can manifest on imaging in ways that appear to be disease, according to two studies published February 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology and Radiology. Read More
Abbreviated breast MRI shows sustained benefits for screening
February 24, 2021 -- Breast cancer screening with an abbreviated MRI protocol sustains positive patient outcomes over time, according to a study published February 23 in Radiology. The findings could make breast MRI screening more accessible to women. Read More
Race, income, education affect women's access to DBT screening
February 19, 2021 -- A woman's race/ethnicity and her education and income levels affect her likelihood of having access to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening, according to a study published February 19 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
3D-printed surgical guides enhance breast conservation therapy
February 12, 2021 -- 3D-printed surgical guides can be useful in breast conservation surgery performed on breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant systemic therapy, according to research published online February 9 in Scientific Reports. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine may skew breast MRI results
February 10, 2021 -- The COVID-19 vaccine appears to increase incidence of axillary lymphadenopathy on breast MRI -- thus boosting women's risk of unnecessary biopsy, according to a study published February 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. 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

Conferences
American Society of Spine Radiology 26th Annual Symposium
February 8-12
Charleston, South Carolina United States
University of California, San Francisco Breast Imaging Update
February 26 - March 3
Kamuela, Hawaii United States
Ultrasound - Obstetrics and Gynecology Workshop
March 5
Noosaville, Queensland Australia