Can benign breast findings be delayed for callback during pandemic?
March 23, 2023 -- Delayed callbacks may be a reasonable option for likely benign breast findings on mammography when immediate callback is not an option -- such as during a pandemic, a study published March 21 in Clinical Imaging suggests. Read More
Can machine learning reduce breast MRI contrast dose?
March 23, 2023 -- Machine learning could make way for reducing the contrast dose needed for breast MRI, according to a study published March 21 in Radiology. Read More
Pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 have placental differences
March 22, 2023 -- Doppler ultrasound findings indicate several common placental differences in pregnant women who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to findings published March 15 in AJOG Global Reports. Read More
Breast MRI finds lymphadenopathy post-COVID booster dose
March 20, 2023 -- Breast MRI can detect axillary lymphadenopathy in a substantial number of patients who have received the COVID-19 vaccine booster, according to research published online March 16 in Academic Radiology. Read More
New imaging tool uses MRI to map uterine contractions
March 15, 2023 -- Researchers are highlighting a new non-invasive imaging tool that can create real-time, 3D images and maps using MRI of contractions during labor, their results being published March 14 in Nature Communications. Read More
Christiane Kuhl speaks out on breast density and screening
March 15, 2023 -- Radiologists must be more active in providing objective and understandable information to women about the diagnostic and prognostic implications of dense breasts, and the value of using other screening methods. That's the view of leading expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl. Read More
Large study shows DBT's superiority over digital mammography
March 14, 2023 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) shows improved screening mammography outcomes over those seen in digital mammography, according to a study of over 1 million women published March 14 in Radiology. Read More
Family history of breast cancer ties into breast density
March 13, 2023 -- Premenopausal women with a family history of breast cancer have a higher chance of having dense breasts and experiencing increasing breast density, according to research published March 10 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Contraceptives show transient effect on breast density
March 10, 2023 -- Starting use of combined oral hormonal contraceptives may prompt an initial increase in mammographic breast density, but the effect doesn't persist, suggests a study published March 6 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
FDA amends requirements for facilities to report breast density info
March 9, 2023 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its mammography regulations to require reporting of breast density information by facilities, according to a March 9 statement by the administration. Read More
Special Feature
Should breast ultrasound scans after COVID vaccines be postponed?

When using ultrasound to follow up on suspicious breast masses in patients who just got a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, it may be wise to postpone scans to between 12 and 16 weeks to reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read more

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