DBT doesn't hurt screening throughput

Monday, October 29, 2018

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.

Patients Want BAC Included in Mammography Reporting

Friday, October 26, 2018

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.

Are Women at Low Risk Undergoing Unneeded Imaging Due to Dense Breasts?

Friday, October 26, 2018

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.

ASTRO: Weekly breast radiation therapy is safe

Monday, October 22, 2018

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.

Should the BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category be revised?

Friday, October 19, 2018

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.