Aunt Minnie (10/29, Yee) reports that implementing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) at a breast center doesn't appear to negatively affect screening throughput, even though the modality's imaging and interpretation times can be longer than those of conventional mammography, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Health Imaging (10/26) A majority of patients wish to be notified about breast arterial calcifications (BACs) found on mammography, according to recent research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
DOTmed Business News (10/26, Moan) reports that a study by the Journal of the American College of Radiology found that many women who are at low risk are being referred for the additional imaging due to protocols around dense breast findings, especially among African American women.
Aunt Minnie (10/22, Kim) reports that a larger, weekly dose of radiation therapy has side effects that are comparable to those from conventional daily treatments for early-stage breast cancer, according to findings presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Antonio.
Aunt Minnie (10/19, Yee) The current BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category – covering breast lesions that are "probably benign"– should be revised, according to research published in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.