DBT finds more cancers of all types than FFDM
October 17, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has a higher cancer detection rate compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM). And DBT's improved performance persists no matter the tumor type, size, or grade of cancer, according to a study published online October 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Pulmonary CT explains death from genital plastic surgery
October 16, 2019 -- Pulmonary CT angiography helped clinicians better understand the cause of death in the case of a 33-year-old woman in China who died after receiving vaginal injections of hyaluronic acid and collagen, according to a review published October 14 in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.  Discuss
Third-trimester ultrasound finds undetected fetal abnormalities
October 15, 2019 -- Almost a quarter of fetal abnormalities are identified for the first time during routine ultrasound at 35 to 37 weeks gestation, according to a study published on October 8 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Women born outside U.S. less likely to undergo mammography
October 11, 2019 -- Women living in the U.S. but born elsewhere are less likely than women born in the U.S. to have ever had a mammogram, according to a report published online on October 9 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.  Discuss
Image processing shows potential to reduce MBI dose
October 10, 2019 -- Postprocessing software shows promise for reducing the radiation dose of molecular breast imaging (MBI) -- making way for more widespread adoption of the modality for breast cancer screening in women at higher risk or with dense breast tissue, according to a study published online October 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
New technique unravels 3D MRI scans of placenta
October 3, 2019 -- When applied to 3D MRI, a new mapping algorithm can generate virtual placenta models that open up and flatten -- enhancing the visibility of the placenta during pregnancy, according to an upcoming presentation at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in China.  Discuss
Black women still at higher risk of breast cancer death
October 2, 2019 -- Black women continue to be at higher risk of breast cancer death compared with their white counterparts, even though the overall mortality rate for the disease has continued to decline, according to a report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) published online October 2 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  Discuss
MBI useful in particular breast screening scenarios
October 1, 2019 -- Molecular breast imaging (MBI) is outperformed by mammography in most breast cancer screening scenarios, but it still belongs in the breast cancer screening arsenal, according to a literature review published September 27 in the new journal Radiology: Imaging Cancer.  Discuss
Ultrasound after DBT helpful in women with dense tissue
September 30, 2019 -- The cancer detection rate of screening breast ultrasound in women with dense tissue is comparable regardless of whether it's used as an adjunct to conventional digital mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), according to a study published online September 25 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Synthesized 2D mammography identifies smaller lesions
September 30, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthesized 2D mammography identifies breast masses at smaller sizes than does full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a study published online September 16 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
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