How should AI be used in breast ultrasound?
June 21, 2018 -- How can radiologists make the most of artificial intelligence (AI) software in breast ultrasound? By using the software concurrently during the interpretation process, according to research presented at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
Breast MRI underutilized in high-risk women
June 20, 2018 -- Supplemental screening breast MRI is underused by women at higher risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
Group reveals work on hybrid acoustic-optical imaging
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have developed an imaging technique that combines optical with acoustic imaging. They believe it could someday offer a viable alternative to screening mammography, according to a paper published online June 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
People want cancer screening, despite pitfalls
June 14, 2018 -- A new study found that individuals had a strong preference for cancer screening exams even after they were told the potential harm of screening would outweigh its benefit, according to a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.  Discuss
Synthesized 2D mammo works well for density assessment
June 14, 2018 -- Breast density assessments rendered by radiologists from synthesized 2D digital breast tomosynthesis exams are comparable to those rendered from standard 2D mammography images, according to a study published online June 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
4 ways consumerism will affect women's health practices
June 13, 2018 -- The rise of consumerism in healthcare is a growing trend, affecting everything from data ownership to patient-centered healthcare technology. In this article, Jef Williams and Barbara Smith of Paragon Consulting Partners discuss four ways in which women's healthcare practices will have to change to meet new patient demands.  Discuss
Critic calls JAMA study on mammo screening 'inadequate'
June 12, 2018 -- A study published January 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that explored reasons for the reduction in breast cancer mortality in recent decades did not include sufficient follow-up data, according to a response letter published in the journal June 12.  Discuss
Letters blast study linking ultrasound and autism
June 11, 2018 -- A study published in February in JAMA Pediatrics that suggested a link between the incidence of autism spectrum disorder and prenatal ultrasound is coming under fire by critics who are calling out the study's conclusion as oversimplified at best and inaccurate at worst.  Discuss
Breast pain tends to prompt imaging overuse
June 7, 2018 -- Breast pain is common in women, but although it is not necessarily a sign of cancer, it continues to be a source of imaging referral, according to a study published online May 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
DBT plus DM finds 90% more cancer than mammo alone
June 5, 2018 -- The combination of digital mammography (DM) plus digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds 90% more breast cancer than digital mammography alone -- and with a similar recall rate, according to a study published online June 5 in Radiology.  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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