Canadian guidelines recommend against early mammography
December 10, 2018 -- The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has released breast cancer screening guidelines that recommend against screening in women between the ages of 40 and 49.  Discuss
Black women have worse breast cancer outcomes
December 10, 2018 -- Black women have higher breast cancer recurrence and overall mortality compared with their white counterparts, even when they receive equivalent treatments, according to research presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
PET tracers help guide breast cancer therapies
December 7, 2018 -- PET imaging tracers that track breast cancer enzymes could help guide treatment of the disease, especially in women with BRCA mutations and triple-negative subtypes of cancer, according to two studies presented this week at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
TOF PET/MRI makes dose reduction viable for breast cancer
December 7, 2018 -- Can clinicians use as little as 10% of the conventional FDG dose and still produce diagnostic-quality images to detect breast cancer? Absolutely. It's feasible using a time-of-flight (TOF) imaging technique with PET/MRI, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
DBT betters mammo performance in screening, diagnosis
December 6, 2018 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) improves upon mammography's performance in both screening and diagnostic settings, according to a pair of studies presented at the recent RSNA annual meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Ultrasound after DBT obviates diagnostic 2D mammo
December 5, 2018 -- Performing a diagnostic mammogram to assess suspicious masses found on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) may not be necessary if ultrasound is available, according to a new study published online on November 29 in the British Journal of Radiology. Researchers found that ultrasound is 98% effective for further assessing masses found on DBT screening exams.  Discuss
BI-RADS 4C or 5 on ultrasound? Go directly to biopsy
November 29, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Directly scheduling biopsy is an appropriate course of action for breast lesions categorized as BI-RADS 4C and 5 on screening ultrasound, according to research presented on Tuesday at the annual RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Women under 40 benefit from mammography, too
November 28, 2018 -- Women younger than 40 who have dense breast tissue or a personal or family history of breast cancer may benefit from starting mammography screening at age 30, according to research presented on Wednesday at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.  Discuss
US-guided breast cryoablation offers new treatment option
November 28, 2018 -- Ultrasound-guided cryoablation shows promise as a new tool for treating breast cancers that are detected early and considered to be low-risk, according to research presented on Wednesday at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Siemens releases new MRI, AI for CT, and x-ray systems at RSNA
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthineers is debuting a range of new products at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including new MRI scanners based on its BioMatrix technology, artificial intelligence (AI) for CT, and new x-ray systems.  Discuss
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