ACR Statement on Breast Tomosynthesis

Monday, November 24, 2014

Study: Risk Of Radiation-Induced Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Death Due To Screening Mammograms Is Minimal

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Diagnostic Imaging (11/19) reports that research published in Acta Radiologica suggests that “the risk of radiation-induced breast cancer and breast cancer death due to mammographic screening is minimal.” Investigators found “that a total lifetime risk of radiation-induced breast cancers per 100,000 women was 10 among those women who were followed from the ages of 50 to 85, for a dose of 2.5 mGy, a latency time of 10 years, and a DDREF of 1.” Meanwhile, “for the same parameter values the number of radiation-induced breast cancer death was one.” 

Adding AB US To Screening Mammography May Lead To Better Cancer Detection

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Diagnostic Imaging reports on a study in the journal Radiology that found “Adding automated breast (AB) ultrasonography (US) to screening mammography increases cancer detection among women with dense breasts.” The study also found “an increase in the number of false-positive test results.”