Add MRI to breast screening for fewer interval cancers
November 27, 2019 -- In a large Dutch study, using supplemental MRI screening in women with extremely dense breast tissue and normal mammograms resulted in significantly fewer interval cancers than using mammography alone.  Discuss
Breast ultrasound spots more cancers in dense breasts
November 27, 2019 -- With proper training and experience, breast ultrasound consistently improves detection of node-negative invasive cancer in women with dense breasts on mammography, according to a literature review in the Journal of Breast Imaging. Similar results have been observed after digital breast tomosynthesis.  Discuss
Biennial breast screening associated with advanced cancers
November 26, 2019 -- Women who are screened for breast cancer every two years have more advanced cancers -- as well as more cancers between screening rounds -- than those who are screened annually, according to a study to be presented next week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago. Those treated biennially also generally require more aggressive treatment.  Discuss
New European guidelines advise biennial screening at 45
November 26, 2019 -- New European guidelines recommend that women be screened for breast cancer from ages 45 to 74 every two to three years because annual screening may be more harmful than beneficial. The guidelines pose a stark contrast to U.S. recommendations, which for the most part recommend annual screening.  Discuss
New breast ultrasound technique boosts BI-RADS accuracy
November 22, 2019 -- Using a novel ultrasound technique called ultrasensitive ultrasound microvessel imaging with conventional ultrasound significantly improves the diagnostic accuracy of BI-RADS classification of breast lesions, according to a study to be published in the December issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
La. keepsake ultrasound center leaves moms in lurch
November 19, 2019 -- A group of expecting moms in Louisiana have discovered a hard lesson about the perils of keepsake ultrasound centers. The center apparently told dozens of women the wrong gender for their babies, and it even told one woman to do jumping jacks to enable a better view on ultrasound scans, according to news reports.  Discuss
Can EHR prompts improve cancer screening rates?
November 15, 2019 -- Programming the hospital electronic health record (EHR) system to notify clinicians if and when patients are due for breast or colorectal cancer screening exams increased the exam ordering rate, but not the screening completion rate, in a new study published online November 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Breast cancer survivors fail to pursue surveillance
November 15, 2019 -- Breast cancer survivors often fail to continue undergoing screening mammography to identify new or recurrent cancer, according to a study published in the November issue of Oncology Nursing Forum.  Discuss
German study confirms breast screening's mortality reduction
November 14, 2019 -- Breast cancer mortality in Germany dropped by more than 20% after the country implemented a nationwide breast screening program, according to a new study. Researchers also saw a decline in the number of late-stage breast cancer cases, further supporting the effectiveness of mammography screening.  Discuss
High-risk women should start breast screening earlier
November 14, 2019 -- Should women with a family history of breast cancer start mammography screening earlier than established guidelines indicate? A new study published on November 14 in JAMA Oncology says yes -- in some cases, as much as 14 years earlier.  Discuss
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Conferences
National Diagnostic Imaging Symposium 2019
December 8-12
Lake Buena Vista, Florida United States
Mayo Clinic Women's Imaging Review Course
December 9-13
Naples, Florida United States
Breast and Body Imaging at the Beach
January 5-10, 2020
Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste Costa Rica
Limited Obstetric Ultrasound
January 9-11, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Breast Imaging From A to Z
January 16-18, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada United States