Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging
October 4, 2017 -- Radiologists remain conflicted about breast density notification legislation, whether to recommend supplemental imaging for women with dense breast tissue, and, if so, what kind of imaging is best, according to a study published in the October edition of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Gap narrows in black, white breast cancer death rates
October 4, 2017 -- Breast cancer death rates are converging among U.S. white and African-American women, according to an analysis published online October 3 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  Discuss
Screening breast MRI alone OK for high-risk women
September 29, 2017 -- Women at high risk of breast cancer who are undergoing annual breast MRI screening can safely discontinue additional screening mammography, thus reducing their exposure to unnecessary radiation, according to a study published in the October issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Tailored education gets Muslim women to mammography
September 26, 2017 -- Receiving education on breast screening that was tailored to their religion helped Muslim women overcome their concerns about mammography and get screened, according to research presented at an American Association for Cancer Research conference in Atlanta by a team from the University of Chicago.  Discuss
Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms'
September 18, 2017 -- Another new analysis is questioning whether overdiagnosis is really that important to women undergoing breast screening. Authors of a study in the October issue of Medical Care believe the findings indicate that more communication is needed to convince women that they should take mammography's "harms" more seriously.  Discuss
Purchasing breast imaging equipment through a clinical lens
September 15, 2017 -- The lines between clinical and executive work seem to continuously blur in today's healthcare landscape. For radiologists who are finding themselves in charge of equipment selection, Dr. Stamatia Destounis offers some tips.  Discuss
How effective are mobile mammography programs?
September 14, 2017 -- Are mobile units as effective as stationary sites in ensuring that women have access to breast screening? They're a move in the right direction, but more work needs to be done to better assist women who make use of mobile mammography, according to a study published online September 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Breast MRI effective for postpartum breast cancer
August 30, 2017 -- Using MRI on women with breast cancer within one year of their giving birth can achieve sensitivity of almost 100% for detecting tumors and change surgical management in more than one in four cases, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option
August 29, 2017 -- Women in the U.S. aren't aware of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as a minimally invasive treatment option for uterine fibroids, according to results from a nationwide poll released August 29 by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).  Discuss
Annual breast screening reduces deaths by almost 40%
August 21, 2017 -- Annual breast cancer screening with mammography starting at age 40 results in a nearly 40% reduction in breast cancer-specific deaths compared with screening at less-frequent intervals, according to a study published online August 21 in the journal Cancer.  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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