Study finds Oslo women skip breast screening
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Low breast cancer screening attendance rates plague capital cities and metropolitan areas. Researchers often cite high immigrant populations as the cause of this trend, but how accurate is that? A new study presented on Thursday at ECR 2018 reveals the truth behind the claim.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2018: Elisabetta Giannotti on mammography's future
February 28, 2018 -- VIENNA - It's an exciting time for breast imaging, and contrast mammography, tomosynthesis, and 3D contrast mammography are showing particular promise right now. What lies ahead for mammography? Is it finally time to ditch analog, 2D systems? And where will we be in another 10 years? Dr. Elisabetta Giannotti from Nottingham, U.K., discusses the future of mammography.  Discuss
DBT catches 50% more breast cancers than standard mammo
February 28, 2018 -- VIENNA - A large study out of Norway presented at ECR 2018 demonstrated that the rate of screen-detected breast cancer was about 50% higher for women screened with synthesized 2D mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared with digital mammography alone.  Discuss
Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast
February 20, 2018 -- German researchers have developed a novel breast MRI technique that greatly reduces false-positive findings and increases the detection of breast cancer -- without the need for a gadolinium-based contrast agent, according to a study published online February 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
Cancer history in relatives boosts breast cancer risk
February 12, 2018 -- Having a first-degree relative with a family history of breast cancer sharply increases the risk of breast cancer in women older than 65, according to a study of more than 400,000 women published February 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings could weigh into the debate over whether these women should undergo mammography screening.  Discuss
Study explores link between prenatal ultrasound and autism
February 12, 2018 -- The incidence of autism spectrum disorder has dramatically increased in the past few decades -- as has the use of prenatal ultrasound. Is there a link? A new study published online February 12 in JAMA Pediatrics offers equivocal results.  Discuss
Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
February 9, 2018 -- A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density on screening mammography exams, yielding density estimates that correlate well with assessments provided by radiologists, according to research published online January 24 in Medical Physics.  Discuss
Is the mammography debate an example of 'fake science'?
February 5, 2018 -- In today's world of "fake news" and "alternative facts," is the debate over mammography screening one of "fake science"? It might be, according to a paper published recently in BMC Medical Ethics from a Norwegian researcher who claims to show how breast screening researchers fit facts to suit their beliefs.  Discuss
Breast density laws mystify primary care providers
February 2, 2018 -- Almost half of primary care providers don't feel prepared to respond to patient questions about breast density, according to a study published online January 17 in the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early
January 24, 2018 -- Women at high risk for breast cancer should start annual mammography screening before the age of 40, and they may benefit from supplemental screening modalities such as breast MRI, according to guidelines from the American College of Radiology published online January 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Special Feature
Use of DBT lags in Medicare system -- or does it?

Just under 20% of women in the Medicare population received digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams in 2015, the first year of Medicare coverage for the technology. Does the figure mean DBT use is lagging in the federal system -- or that it's taking hold? Read more

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