Study validates digital measurements of breast density

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Aunt Minnie (6/13) reports on associations between reproductive factors and mammographic density measured with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) images are similar to those from prior studies using digitized film-screen mammography, and on different FFDM systems, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Revised mammography recall letter makes big impact on patient care

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Radiology Business (6/12) reports that revising the text of a mammography recall lay letter so that it is easier to comprehend can lead to better overall patient care, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Are financial conflicts of interest influencing mammography recommendations?

Monday, June 10, 2019

Aunt Minnie (6/10) reports that financial conflicts of interest (FCOIs) do not appear to impact or influence the development of consensus breast cancer screening recommendations, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Radiologists 'get the gist' of cancer in breast images

Monday, June 10, 2019

Aunt Minnie (6/10) reports that radiologists can "get the gist" of breast cancer in mammograms up to three years before clinical signs of it are visible, according to a new study published online in the British Institute of Radiology. The results support the fact that radiologists and their expertise are still crucial when it comes to cancer detection.

Surveillance breast MRI is double-edged sword

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Aunt Minnie (6/4) reports that while breast MRI has a better cancer recurrence detection rate than mammography, the modality also can lead to more biopsies, according to a study published online in Radiology.

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