Does double reading improve breast cancer screening?
April 19, 2018 -- Double reading of mammography screening exams -- and using a third reader or a consensus process to resolve any interpretation discrepancies -- increases the number of cancers detected and reduces recalls, according to a study published online April 10 in Radiology.  Discuss
How can unnecessary ABUS recalls be avoided?
April 16, 2018 -- Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) can yield lower recall rates than handheld ultrasound, but unnecessary recalls still occur -- and it's important to find ways to reduce them, according to research presented at the recent American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting in New York City.  Discuss
DBT improves breast cancer screening in young women
April 13, 2018 -- Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography improves breast cancer screening in women younger than 50, decreasing recalls and finding more cancers in those who have dense tissue, according to a study published online April 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Multiparametric MRI shines for suspected breast cancer
April 13, 2018 -- Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging each have advantages and disadvantages for assessing suspicious breast lesions. The optimal approach is multiparametric MRI using both methods, according to a new study published online in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
US body fat measure predicts obstetric complications
April 11, 2018 -- A woman's body fat index measured by ultrasound appears to be a better gauge of the possibility of obstetric complications than body mass index, according to research presented at the recent American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting in New York City.  Discuss
Muscle mass, adiposity on CT predict breast cancer survival
April 6, 2018 -- Measurements of muscle mass and adiposity drawn from the CT scans of patients with breast cancer predicted their survival better than calculations of body mass index, according to research published online April 5 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
ACR, SBI: Some black women need earlier breast screening
April 4, 2018 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) have updated their breast cancer screening guidelines to recommend that black women at high risk of breast cancer start breast screening at an earlier age.  Discuss
Less isn't always more with breast screening recall rate
April 3, 2018 -- While high recall rates are considered one of the "harms" of mammography screening, a large-scale study published online April 3 in Radiology suggests that recall rates that are too low could lead to higher rates of interval cancers.  Discuss
Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women?
March 30, 2018 -- More than 80% of screening breast MRI exams are performed on women for whom the test is not necessarily recommended -- that is, women with a lifetime risk for the disease of less than 20%, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Breast screening rates fall for older women in ACOs
March 20, 2018 -- Women older than 75 received breast screening less often after they enrolled in an accountable care organization (ACO), found a study published online March 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The change was part of a general trend in which ACOs shifted cancer screening to conform with existing clinical guidelines.  Discuss
Special Feature
Use of DBT lags in Medicare system -- or does it?

Just under 20% of women in the Medicare population received digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams in 2015, the first year of Medicare coverage for the technology. Does the figure mean DBT use is lagging in the federal system -- or that it's taking hold? Read more

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