FDA seeks to amend MQSA mammography regulations
October 18, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted a proposed rule to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to amend its mammography regulations.  Discuss
DBT spots 34% more breast cancers than mammography
October 17, 2018 -- One-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detects 34% more breast cancers than traditional mammography -- with a majority of the detected tumors proving to be invasive cancers, according to a large clinical study in Sweden.  Discuss
AI effective for assessing breast density
October 16, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can assess breast density with 94% agreement with the classifications of experienced mammographers, according to a new study published online October 16 in Radiology.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound helps characterize breast lesions
October 15, 2018 -- Adding contrast-enhanced ultrasound to conventional ultrasound improves diagnostic performance when it comes to distinguishing benign breast lesions from malignant ones, according to a study published in the November issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation
October 12, 2018 -- The photorealistic detail provided by cinematically rendered CT scans helped researchers from China characterize and stage ovarian tumors better than they could with traditional volume rendering and multiplanar reconstruction, according to an article published online in the Journal of Ovarian Research.  Discuss
AI reduces false positives in screening mammography
October 11, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm reduced the number of unnecessary recalls from screening mammography exams by uncovering image features that may not be visible to radiologists, according to research published online October 11 in Clinical Cancer Research.  Discuss
Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography
October 10, 2018 -- Nearly a quarter of U.S. women continue to have out-of-pocket costs for screening mammography, despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act of 2010 removed cost-sharing barriers for such preventive services, according to a study published online September 28 in the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
DBT plus ABVS offers a breast cancer staging alternative
October 10, 2018 -- Combined digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and ultrasound automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) performs comparably to MRI when it comes to staging breast cancer, according to a study published in the October issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Can dedicated breast PET identify suspicious lesions?
October 9, 2018 -- A dedicated breast PET scanner fell short in a European research study assessing its value for detecting cancer in women with suspicious mammograms. Spanish researchers found the system missed nine of 18 cancers in a small group of 50 women, according to an October 3 study in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Synthesized 2D similar to FFDM for finding microcalcs
October 4, 2018 -- Synthesized 2D mammography plus digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performs comparably to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) alone when it comes to identifying microcalcifications, according to a study published online October 2 in Radiology.  Discuss
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