Radiology’s input on new USPSTF breast cancer screening plan is ‘critical,’ ACR says

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Health Imaging (1/28) reports that the United States Preventative Services Task Force has opened a public comment period for its new breast cancer screening research plan, and radiology’s input on the topic is “critical,” the American College of Radiology said in recent statement.

Mirai AI model upgrades breast cancer risk assessment

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Aunt Minnie (1/28) reports on research published in Science Translational Medicine which indicates that an AI algorithm called Mirai can outperform other risk-assessment models for predicting future risk of breast cancer from a mammogram.

USPSTF readies update to breast screening guidelines

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Aunt Minnie (1/21) reports that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published the draft research plan it will use to update its mammography screening guidance. The plan is the first step to issuing new USPSTF breast screening recommendations, which can affect how private insurers reimburse screening.

COVID-19 Vaccine-Linked Adenopathies Could Mimic Breast Malignancies

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Diagnostic Imaging (1/20) reports on research published in Clinincal Imaging that outlined the appearance of new unilateral axillary adenopathies seen on ultrasound in patients who recently received the first dose of either the Pzifer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Can MRI-guided breast biopsy evaluate chemo response?

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Aunt Minnie (1/19) reports that MRI-guided breast biopsy looks like a promising method to evaluate complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in women with breast cancer, according to research published in JAMA Network Open.