Rebekah Moan

Rebekah joined AuntMinnieEurope.com in 2011 as a copy and production editor, working through the ranks to become an associate editor. Prior to AuntMinnieEurope.com she worked at Diagnostic Imaging magazine as well as other trade publications.

She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from American University. Her specialty is women's imaging.

Articles by this author
DBT spots 34% more breast cancers than mammography
October 17, 2018 -- One-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detects 34% more breast cancers than traditional mammography -- with a majority of the detected tumors proving to be invasive cancers, according to a large clinical study in Sweden.  Discuss
Cancer death disparities linked to poverty, lifestyle
October 9, 2018 -- Yale researchers have found that disparities in cancer death rates are linked to poverty and lifestyle factors across the U.S. The factors may provide public health experts with specific targets for potentially reducing such disparities, the researchers said.  Discuss
GE replaces CEO Flannery with Culp
October 1, 2018 -- Industrial conglomerate GE announced on Monday that it has booted CEO John Flannery just over a year into his tenure and replaced him with turnaround expert Lawrence (Larry) Culp Jr. in a unanimous vote effective immediately.  Discuss
Patient navigators help black women with mammograms
September 25, 2018 -- Black women who face barriers to healthcare are more likely to get follow-up mammograms if patient navigators are available to assist them, according to a study published on September 24 in the journal Cancer.  Discuss
Drop ultrasound contrast agent warning, society says
September 18, 2018 -- The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) has filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to remove boxed warnings from ultrasound contrast agents. ICUS believes the warnings are obsolete in light of clinical experience and recently released data on the safety of the agents.  Discuss
Study claims breast screening does not reduce mortality
September 13, 2018 -- The findings of a new Danish-Norwegian study are reviving the claim that the recent drop in breast cancer mortality is not due to mammography screening but rather the result of improved treatment. The authors assert it's time to consider alternatives to mammography screening -- such as breast palpation by physicians.  Discuss
RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays
August 28, 2018 -- The RSNA has launched its second annual machine-learning challenge: The RSNA Pneumonia Detection Challenge invites teams to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify and localize pneumonia in chest x-rays, with top submissions to be recognized at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Problems persist for breast cancer detection in Morocco
August 7, 2018 -- In advance of ECR 2019's focus on Africa, we have a special report about Morocco. A new evaluation has found the country continues to come up short in terms of breast cancer detection, even though the rate of annual screening coverage achieved was acceptable.  Discuss
Focus on FOCUS, a new DWI-MRI protocol for breast lesions
March 5, 2018 -- A new type of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is giving conventional breast MRI a run for its money. Field-of-view optimized and constrained undistorted single-shot (FOCUS) imaging can identify 85% of suspicious breast lesions, ECR 2018 delegates learned in Vienna.  Discuss
Evidence-based medicine 'misused' in breast MRI
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - During a refresher course at ECR 2018, breast MRI expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl said the principles of evidence-based medicine have been misused in the case of preoperative breast MRI, and that's part of the reason why the modality hasn't been adopted more widely by the surgical community.  Discuss