DBT's benefits vary between Europe and the U.S.
August 15, 2018 -- A new meta-analysis has reaffirmed the value of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening, with DBT detecting more cancers with fewer recalls. But DBT's effect varied significantly between the U.S. and Europe, according to results published online August 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
Further intervention rates vary after fibroid removal
August 14, 2018 -- Women who choose less-invasive procedures in lieu of hysterectomy for their uterine fibroid treatment commonly need further interventions within five years, according to a study published online August 7 in the Journal of Women's Health. The reintervention rate varied depending on the type of treatment received.  Discuss
Project links state and national patient data registries
August 13, 2018 -- Data from the American College of Radiology's National Mammography Database and data from state cancer registries can be successfully linked, which suggests that researchers could get a better sense of the performance of screening mammography, according to a study published online August 9 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Is radiation therapy warranted for DCIS postlumpectomy?
August 10, 2018 -- Researchers have found that radiation therapy after lumpectomy in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) reduces cumulative breast cancer mortality rates by 25%, compared with treatments that do not include radiation. The results were published online August 10 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Ultrasound elastography helps identify invasive breast cancer
August 8, 2018 -- Ultrasound using a shear-wave elastography technique can help clinicians determine whether biopsy-confirmed ductal carcinoma in situ should be upgraded to invasive ductal carcinoma, according to a study published online August 1 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Women dubious about risk-based breast cancer screening
August 7, 2018 -- Women are skeptical about risk-based breast cancer screening protocols, according to a study published online July 31 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Using a screening framework based on a woman's individual risk is a relatively new idea, and women's views on this type of protocol are unclear, the researchers noted.  Discuss
FES-PET enhances treatment for metastatic breast cancer
August 7, 2018 -- By identifying differences in estrogen receptor expression through PET imaging with the tracer F-18 fluoroestradiol (FES), clinicians can better direct treatment for patients with metastatic breast cancer, according to a Dutch study published in the August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  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
Echocardiography reveals effects of pre-eclampsia
August 7, 2018 -- Echocardiography of pregnant women with pre-eclampsia has shown that the condition negatively affects the heart's ability to relax between contractions, leading to inefficient pumping and an overworked heart, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Discuss
Mammography can lead to other preventive services
August 2, 2018 -- With millions of women presenting for mammography screening each year, the exam offers radiology departments a chance to promote a variety of additional preventive health services, such as flu vaccinations or colorectal cancer screening, according to a study published July 27 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss