Cities in New England have highest breast screening rates
August 22, 2019 -- It's not just rural areas that are susceptible to disparities in screening mammography, but cities too -- with metropolitan areas in New England having the highest rates of mammography use, while cities in the Mountain region have the lowest, according to a study published August 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
USPSTF calls for more BRCA1/2 genetic screening, testing
August 21, 2019 -- Broader recommendations on screening for BRCA1/2 genetic mutations published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on August 20 represent a vote of confidence for more testing, which has been widely viewed as underused.  Discuss
Gadolinium MRI scans most common early in pregnancy
August 20, 2019 -- Pregnant women are four times more likely to undergo an MRI scan with a gadolinium-based contrast agent in their first trimester than in their final six months of pregnancy, a finding that indicates many are scanned before they know they are pregnant, according to a study published online August 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
Elastography methods reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
August 15, 2019 -- Using a combination of different elastography methods reduces unnecessary biopsies of BI-RADS 4 lesions without increasing the risk of missing cancers, according to a new study published in the September issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
DBT finds more cancers in dense breast tissue
August 15, 2019 -- Breast screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds more cancers in women with different breast densities and from all age groups compared with digital mammography -- especially cancers presenting as spiculated masses or architectural distortions, according to a study published online August 13 in Radiology.  Discuss
Radiologists mixed about synthesized 2D mammography
August 14, 2019 -- Most radiologists who are using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening have synthesized 2D mammography capability, but they also have concerns about its image quality, according to a study published online August 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Mammography can identify cardiovascular disease
August 13, 2019 -- Mammography may be an excellent way to test women for cardiovascular disease at the same time as screening for breast cancer because it identifies breast arterial calcifications, which have been linked to cardiovascular disease risk, according to a study published online August 11 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI shows promise for reducing mammography workload
August 7, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can improve the specificity of mammography interpretation without affecting sensitivity and reduce the mammography workload for radiologists by nearly one-fifth, according to a new study published online August 6 in Radiology.  Discuss
3 reasons why growth in the mammography market will slow
August 2, 2019 -- Revenue in the global market for mammography systems is expected to slow in coming years, according to a new report by U.K. market research firm Signify Research. Why are we seeing this deceleration? Signify analyst Imogen Fitt shares three reasons.  Discuss
Does imaging modality influence DCIS recurrence?
August 2, 2019 -- Women who got ultrasound scans had lower rates of recurrence-free survival compared with women who received mammography in patients treated for asymptomatic ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in a new study, published online July 24 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss