5 ways imaging can reduce breast cancer overdiagnosis
March 31, 2016 -- Overdiagnosis has emerged as a major flash point in the debate over breast screening. But breast imagers can defuse the overdiagnosis argument with five steps that use the power of advanced imaging to make screening more precise and less invasive, according to a new investigation published online March 23 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Breast MR: Is it accessible to women who need it?
March 30, 2016 -- MR is an effective breast cancer screening tool for women with a higher lifetime risk of the disease. But its availability can be limited, and sociodemographic factors may play more of a role in access than women's breast cancer risk factors, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Mammography could help screen for heart disease
March 25, 2016 -- Routine mammography screening could be a useful tool for identifying women at risk for heart disease by analyzing levels of breast calcification, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming American College of Cardiology meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Do 'vulnerable' women lack access to breast imaging?
March 23, 2016 -- Unequal access to breast imaging across the U.S. -- especially advanced services such as ultrasound, breast MRI, and image-guided biopsy -- can lead to delays in diagnosis and negative outcomes. So how accessible are these services to women who might be considered vulnerable because of racial, social, or economic barriers?  Discuss
AIUM: Experience matters in US screening of dense breasts
March 21, 2016 -- NEW YORK CITY - Breast ultrasound screening in women with dense breasts can identify invasive cancers not seen on mammography, and performance improves with experience, according to a presentation on Sunday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting.  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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