Breast pain may not need imaging workup

Friday, July 19, 2019

Aunt Minnie (7/19) reports that patients with isolated breast pain may not need imaging workup beyond regular screening mammography, according to a new study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

Have state-level breast density reporting laws impacted screening ultrasound rates?

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Health Imaging (7/18) reports that a majority of states have adopted breast density reporting laws, but it hasn’t led to a change in screening ultrasound ordering rates, according to nine years’ worth of data analyzed in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Preop breast MRI forecasts positive tumor margins

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Aunt Minnie (7/16) reports that preoperative breast MRI features such as multifocal disease, a nonmass enhancement lesion, and greater background parenchymal enhancement can help forecast positive or close margins at breast-conserving surgery, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Radiology.

Synthesized 2D mammography equal to FFDM, with a caveat

Monday, July 15, 2019

Aunt Minnie (7/15) reports that the visibility of screen-detected cancers is generally equal to or higher on synthesized 2D mammography when compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), but caution should be used when evaluating asymmetries and lesions less than 2 cm in size, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

ABVS distinguishes malignant from benign breast lesions

Monday, July 15, 2019

Aunt Minnie (7/15) reports that the automated breast volume scanner (ABVS) performs just as well as handheld ultrasound for distinguishing between malignant and benign breast lesions, according to a literature review published in the August issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.

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