4 ways AI can improve women's imaging
February 21, 2019 -- What will it take for artificial intelligence (AI) to become clinically viable in women's imaging? The technology must demonstrate excellence in four crucial areas: performance, time, workflow, and cost, according to an article published online February 19 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Lower recall rate makes DBT better for breast screening
February 20, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has a lower recall rate compared with full-field digital mammography, making it an effective breast cancer screening tool, according to a study published online February 13 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
'Good Morning America' skewers breast thermography
February 18, 2019 -- The use of thermography in place of conventional mammography for breast screening was the subject of a critical news segment on the TV show "Good Morning America" on February 13. The segment profiled two California women -- one of whom later died -- whose cancers were missed by thermography.  Discuss
TexLab AI algorithm predicts ovarian cancer survival
February 15, 2019 -- By analyzing tumor characteristics such as structure, shape, and size, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called TexLab 2.0 is able to predict which patients with ovarian cancer have the best prognosis. The prediction can then be used to direct patient therapy, according to an article published online February 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Mammo screening, improved treatment yield huge impact
February 11, 2019 -- Over the last three decades, the powerful combination of screening mammography and improved breast cancer treatments has led to a sharp decline in breast cancer mortality rates and has likely saved hundreds of thousands of lives, according to research published online February 11 in Cancer.  Discuss
Primary doctors can help boost mammography compliance
February 7, 2019 -- When primary care physicians are in regular contact with their patients, women are more likely to follow through on breast cancer screening, even among racial and ethnic minorities, according to a study published online February 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AI can predict breast cancer molecular subtypes on MRI
February 6, 2019 -- Can an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm identify the molecular subtype of breast cancer from breast MRI as accurately as genetic testing? Not yet, but a deep-learning model offers considerable potential, according to research published online January 31 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Radiologists can help detect signs of domestic violence
February 5, 2019 -- By recognizing signs of trauma on imaging exams, radiologists can help identify cases of domestic violence between intimate partners, according to a study published February 5 in Radiology. Researchers identified imaging and demographic factors associated with a greater likelihood of abuse.  Discuss
Self-compression is a viable option for mammography
February 5, 2019 -- Women who control their own breast compression during screening mammography end up having mammograms that are just as good as those in which a technologist controls the compression -- and the women report less pain, according to a study published online February 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Why we need a BI-RADS-like system for uterine tumors
February 4, 2019 -- Does radiology need a scoring system like BI-RADS for tracking uterine tumors? In this Second Opinion article, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, PhD, proposes just such a system, which he believes is necessary after a painful personal experience: the death of his wife, Dr. Amy Josephine Reed, from a uterine soft-tissue sarcoma.  Discuss
Special Feature
Use mammography to leverage CT lung cancer screening

Breast cancer screening offers radiology practices the opportunity to encourage women to get screened for lung cancer and receive smoking cessation counseling. Read more

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