AI could help improve cancer detection on breast ultrasound
April 20, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect and diagnose cancer on breast ultrasound with accuracy comparable to radiologists, according to research presented Monday at the 2021 virtual annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society. Read More
AI can help predict mortality from metastatic breast cancer
April 20, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can expertly detect metastatic lung nodules on chest CT exams in breast cancer patients and aid in risk assessment, according to an April 18 talk at the annual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
MRI valuable in identifying breast lesions, study says
April 20, 2021 -- MRI demonstrates superb performance in identifying breast lesions where surgical removal is required for women with suspicious nipple discharge, according to new research published April 13 in European Radiology. Read More
Hysterosalpingo contrast ultrasound shows promise in infertility exams
April 19, 2021 -- Hysterosalpingo contrast sonography (HyCoSy) is potentially safer and more efficient in examining fallopian tubes in women undergoing infertility exams, according to research presented Monday at the 2021 virtual annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society. Read More
How important is age in breast cancer risk assessment?
April 16, 2021 -- Is age really just a number? Risk scores produced by a deep-learning model based on analysis of mammograms alone may offer better insight into a woman's risk of breast cancer over the next two years than traditional risk factors. Read More
Is COVID-19 making breast radiologists work harder?
April 14, 2021 -- Breast imagers are working harder to maintain the same productivity, as measured by relative value units year to year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in mammography volume, according to data presented at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Women of color still face barriers in breast cancer treatment
April 13, 2021 -- Despite advances in breast cancer research and treatment over the decades, racial and socioeconomic disparities are still prevalent barriers for women seeking treatment, researchers said on Friday at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age
April 13, 2021 -- Low bone mass may be associated with periodontal disease in middle-aged adults, according to a study published on March 23 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
COVID-19 has had dramatic effect on breast imaging
April 12, 2021 -- COVID-19 has dramatically affected breast imaging by delaying screening exams and affecting the mental health of breast imagers, according to an April 9 session at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More
Liquid biopsy enhances MRI studies of breast cancer patients
April 12, 2021 -- Adding a liquid biopsy to MRI may improve the ability to gauge breast cancer treatment response, according to research presented April 10 at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. Read More