Stationary DBT improves reader accuracy compared to mammography

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Radiology Business (1/17, Walter) reports that stationary digital breast tomosynthesis (sDBT), which allows views to be collected without moving the x-ray tube, leads to improved reader accuracy compared to mammography, according to findings published in Academic Radiology.

DBT finds more invasive, early-stage cancers

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Aunt Minnie (1/16, Yee) reports that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds 13% more invasive and early-stage cancers in women with dense tissue than conventional 2D mammography, according to a study published in the Korean Journal of Radiology.

Tissue enhancement on breast MRI informs cancer risk

Monday, January 14, 2019

Aunt Minnie (1/14) reports that elevated levels of background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on breast MRI increase a woman's risk of developing invasive breast cancer—even more than breast tissue density does, according to a study published online January 9 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

SBI publishes policy statement on diversity, inclusion

Friday, January 11, 2019

Radiology Business (1/11) reports that the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) has issued a new policy statement on diversity and inclusion, emphasizing the belief that “all people for whom breast cancer screening is appropriate should receive the opportunity to undergo screening.”

Mammography screenings higher in coastal cities, says study

Friday, January 11, 2019

Aunt Minnie (1/11, Fischer) reports that women in coastal cities with greater income levels and access to insurance may have a greater chance of catching their breast cancer early than those living in rural areas and inland metropolises, according to RSNA News.