Swollen lymph nodes after vaccination? Fear not
June 15, 2021 -- Swollen lymph nodes developed in breast imaging patients in Israel shortly after they received COVID-19 vaccines, but that may not be reason to worry, according to research published June 10 in Academic Radiology. Read More
High BPE on breast MRI linked to BRCA mutation for breast cancer
June 15, 2021 -- Background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on breast MRI has already been linked to breast cancer risk in women undergoing mammograms. Now, a new study has found a connection between BPE and genetic mutations that are indicators of higher breast cancer risk. Read More
Mammography or COVID-19 vaccine? Experts say, 'Get both'
June 11, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic affected breast imaging practices across the U.S., but imagers are doing their part to catch up on delayed screenings as vaccine distribution continues, according to panelists at the June 9 virtual meeting of the Society of Breast Imaging's Summer Series. Read More
Breast MRI useful in detecting early interval cancers
June 9, 2021 -- Supplemental screening with MRI is a good tool for detecting interval cancers in women with a personal history of breast cancer, with several patient characteristics linked to likelihood of cancer, according to research published June 8 in Radiology. Read More
Weak supervision yields strong results for AI in breast MRI
June 8, 2021 -- Using a nontraditional approach to training a deep-learning algorithm yielded higher specificity for classifying lesions found on breast MRI in a study published online June 6 in Academic Radiology. Read More
High BMI linked to higher risk of interval breast cancer
June 4, 2021 -- Women who had a higher body-mass index (BMI) had a greater likelihood of an advanced breast cancer diagnosis within two years of a negative mammogram in a study published June 1 in Cancer. Read More
Cancer screening may still be valuable for older individuals
June 1, 2021 -- Cancer screening may still be valuable for older individuals who are outside the age range of existing guidelines, according to research published June 1 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers believe that relying solely on algorithms to determine who gets screened may result in some older adults stopping screening prematurely. Read More
Oncology imaging errors are the most common cause of lawsuits
June 1, 2021 -- Oncologic imaging represents 44% of radiology malpractice cases with diagnostic allegations, according to a study published May 28 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. 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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