Week in review: Amy Patel on breast imaging advocacy | Body composition analysis | SalaryScan deadline

Dear AuntMinnie Member,

Our top story this week featured a video interview with Amy Patel, MD, on her lobbying efforts at the state and federal level to make diagnostic breast imaging more accessible to women.

In her talk with AuntMinnie.com Associate Editor Amerigo Allegretto, Patel discussed recent legislative developments, and, on a personal note, also shared her experience as the 2022 Fan of the Year for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. You can watch the video here.

Another article generating significant page views this week in our Women's Imaging Community covered a new study concluding that AI software doesn't improve on the combination of mammography and ultrasound alone for breast cancer screening in women with dense breasts.

Body composition analysis

Body composition analysis is one of the hottest areas in radiology research, already demonstrating potential to predict, for example, the risk of future major adverse cardiovascular events, frailty in older adults, and abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment outcomes.

Perhaps the most exciting clinical application for body composition analysis is in screening for conditions or assessing risk on imaging studies performed for other indications. Our second most popular story this week reported how an AI algorithm could opportunistically predict patient mortality risk on baseline low-dose CT lung cancer screening exams. Impressively, it could forecast future mortality risk not just from lung cancer, but also from cardiovascular disease and all causes.

Speaking of predicting the future, another article this week in our Advanced Visualization Community highlighted an AI model's performance for predicting a women's future risk of breast cancer. Also, you can learn why the combination of ultrasound and MRI fusion-targeted biopsies with systematic random biopsy was the best approach for identifying clinically significant prostate cancer.

SalaryScan deadline

If you haven't completed our 2023 SalaryScan survey yet, now's the time. Our deadline for our annual initiative to compile the latest compensation and benefits data for the radiology community submissions is July 31. Your responses will be kept totally anonymous and enable us to produce the most accurate results for you and your fellow AuntMinnie.com members.

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