Dear Women's Imaging Insider,
This has been a huge week for breast radiology, as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its recommendations for biennial breast cancer screening. In its new draft recommendations, the task force says all women should start screening at age 40 and screen again every two years after that. The USPSTF gave the new recommendation a B-grade -- its second-highest level.
While the USPSTF said that new and inclusive science prompted its decision to update its recommendations, not everyone agrees that they went far enough. AuntMinnie.com spoke with experts from the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) to discuss the societies' new joint breast cancer screening recommendations, as well as their thoughts on the new USPSTF recommendations. Listen to what they had to say in this edition's Insider Exclusive.
In other news, an award-winning study presented at the SBI's annual symposium in National Harbor, MD, found that most interval breast cancers are detected via supplemental screening, and most women diagnosed with interval disease have high lifetime risk scores.
Another award-winning study presented at the symposium found that surveillance imaging of women with ductal carcinoma in situ that has progressed to invasive disease visualizes particular imaging features.
Plus, check out the following recent women's imaging stories:
- New Journal of Breast Imaging Editor-in-Chief Dr. Wendy DeMartini discussed plans for the journal.
- Research out of England indicated that severe mental illness is tied to lower attendance to cancer screening for breast, bowel, and cervical cancers.
- German researchers found that breast radiologists are prone to automation bias when assisted by artificial intelligence (AI), no matter the experience level.
- A team from Washington University in St. Louis found that while mammographic breast density decreases with age, the process is slower in women who develop breast cancer.
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