DBT screening shows value in community practice settings
September 17, 2021 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detected nearly twice as many cancers as conventional digital mammography in community practice settings, according to research published September 15 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Synthesized mammo plus DBT handles calcifications differently
September 16, 2021 -- A new study has found similarities between the performance of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) combined with synthesized mammography and the performance of DBT plus full-field digital mammography. But the two combinations differed in how they handled the recall of patients with calcifications. Read More
Researchers tout algorithm that predicts breast cancer risk with DBT
September 15, 2021 -- Calculations of breast density that are derived from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams may be more accurate than those derived from conventional 2D mammography in predicting cancer risk, according to research published September 14 in Radiology. Read More
MRI radiomics can help predict breast cancer treatment response
September 14, 2021 -- A nomogram based on MRI radiomics and clinical variables can predict whether hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients will respond to endocrine therapy, according to research published online September 11 in the Breast. Read More
Individualizing risk estimates increase mammography use
September 10, 2021 -- Providing individualized breast cancer risk estimates increased mammography use by almost 15% among women of racial and ethnic minority groups who are at high risk, according to a study published September 10 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Immediately reading mammograms helps with workflow, disparities
September 10, 2021 -- Immediately reading screening mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced healthcare disparities while speeding up workflow, according to research published September 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Electronic protocols save time in breast localization procedures
September 9, 2021 -- Switching to an electronic protocol process can improve start times for breast localization procedures by almost 10 minutes, according to research published September 7 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More
Use of MRI-directed ultrasound called into question
September 8, 2021 -- MRI-directed ultrasound has low success in detecting nonmass enhancement in women undergoing breast imaging, according to research published September 7 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
Can AI enable personalized breast cancer screening?
September 7, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for screening mammography may be able to facilitate personalized breast cancer screening protocols for women, according to research published online September 7 in Radiology. Read More
Review claims to find flaws in studies on AI for breast cancer
September 6, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) still has a ways to go before it can outperform breast imagers or even be used in clinical settings, according to a literature review published September 1 in BMJ. Read More