Women benefit from ACA's ban on mammography co-pays
April 18, 2019 -- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) elimination of co-pays for screening mammography in 2010 has had a positive benefit for commercially insured women across a variety of racial and income groups, a study published online April 13 in the Journal of Women's Health has found.  Discuss
Ultrasound in late pregnancy could reduce C-section rate
April 16, 2019 -- Performing ultrasound scans late in pregnancy helps women avoid undiagnosed breech presentation of their babies, translating to improved clinical outcomes, lower rates of emergency cesarean sections (C-sections), and perhaps even lower healthcare costs, according to a study published April 16 in PLOS Medicine.  Discuss
Elastography can help characterize breast tumors
April 16, 2019 -- Breast elastography is an overlooked tool for evaluating breast cancer, especially since it shows promise for helping radiologists distinguish between benign and malignant lesions, according to a presentation delivered at the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
DBT boosts diagnosis of additional breast cancer
April 11, 2019 -- Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography boosts diagnostic accuracy for finding additional ipsilateral and contralateral breast cancer in women with nondense breast tissue, according to a study published online April 9 in Radiology.  Discuss
ACP pushes breast cancer screening start from 40 to 50
April 8, 2019 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has shifted its guidance on breast screening to a more conservative approach. The ACP is now recommending that women should start breast cancer screening at the age of 50, not 40, and attend every other year, according to new guidance published April 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
SBI: Don't overlook men when it comes to breast cancer
April 8, 2019 -- The incidence of male breast cancer is rising, making it important to recognize risk factors and assess imaging use patterns to find the disease early, according to research presented April 5 at the Society for Breast Imaging (SBI) meeting in Hollywood, FL.  Discuss
SBI: AI improves DBT's performance in dense tissue
April 4, 2019 -- Using artificial intelligence (AI) software with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) shortens reading time and improves breast cancer detection, sensitivity, and specificity in both dense and nondense breasts, according to research presented April 4 at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) annual meeting in Hollywood, FL.  Discuss
SBI: DBT users aren't implementing synthesized 2D
April 4, 2019 -- Although synthesized 2D mammography has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be used as a replacement for conventional 2D mammography when used with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), its adoption hasn't quite taken off, according to research presented April 4 at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) annual meeting in Hollywood, FL.  Discuss
DBT screening mammography benefits women over 65
April 3, 2019 -- Breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) benefits women over 65, with fewer false positives and no statistically significant difference in sensitivity or cancer detection rate, according to a new study published online April 2 in Radiology.  Discuss
Synthesized 2D mammography works just as well as FFDM
April 1, 2019 -- When used for breast screening, synthesized 2D mammography images generated by digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) are just as useful as images from DBT plus traditional full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a study published online March 27 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss