Micro-CT visualizes early fetal development
August 13, 2020 -- Dutch researchers have released images acquired using micro-CT that depict a 6-week-old ectopic pregnancy. The case study was published August 11 in Radiology.  Discuss
Earlier breast screening shows mortality benefit
August 12, 2020 -- Starting breast cancer screening when women are in their 40s cut the risk of death by 25% at 10 years of follow-up, according to the findings of a study published August 12 in the Lancet Oncology. But the benefits of earlier screening were not statistically significant at later follow-up points.  Discuss
Mobile mammo leads to early detection for vulnerable women
August 12, 2020 -- A mobile mammography program in Houston led to early breast cancer detection for women at risk of forgoing regular breast screening, according to the findings of a retrospective study published on August 4 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Abbreviated MRI rivals full protocol for breast imaging
August 11, 2020 -- The diagnostic performance of abbreviated MRI was comparable to the full protocol in a systematic review presented as a virtual poster at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
The 3 advances making MRI better for breast screening
August 8, 2020 -- The future of breast screening may not be mammography but MRI. The technical advances making MRI quicker, more accurate, and less costly for breast screening were discussed at a presentation on August 8 at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists annual meeting.  Discuss
Are GBCAs really needed for breast MRI exams?
August 7, 2020 -- Are gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) really needed for breast MRI? Not if the technique of diffusion-tensor imaging is used, according to a study published August 6 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Delayed breast cancer surgery not tied to worse outcomes
August 7, 2020 -- Women with early-stage breast cancer who had to delay surgery due to the novel coronavirus pandemic are unlikely to experience worse survival rates, according to the findings of a study published on August 6 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  Discuss
Is DBT cost-effective? It depends on where you live
August 7, 2020 -- Whether digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is more effective than digital mammography for breast screening may depend on the country. An August 4 study in Radiology found that DBT was largely cost-effective at a threshold of $38,500 per life-year gained -- but not at $20,000 per life-year gained.  Discuss
Relaxing rooms may improve mammogram image quality
August 5, 2020 -- A women's imaging center in Florida has reported that spa-like rooms with soothing videos, scents, and sounds resulted in better mammogram image quality. Their study is the first to link multisensory environments to better breast images, according to the researchers.  Discuss
Russian scientists develop breast MRI device
August 5, 2020 -- A group of Russian scientists have developed a device that can enable existing MRI scanners to perform breast MRI without the need for specialized breast coils. They shared their results in research published online July 31 in Nature Communications.  Discuss