Digital Mammograms Show Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Medpage Today (11/29, Susman) reports that an artificial intelligence (AI) program was able to add and subtract malignant features to digital mammography images, which points to the vulnerability of machine-based image analysis to malicious hacking, according to research presented at the RSNA meeting.

Cryoablation Shows Promise in Treating Low-Risk Breast Cancers

Thursday, November 29, 2018

AXIS Imaging News (11/29) Cryoablation—the destruction of cancer cells through freezing—shows early indications of effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancers, according to research presented at the RSNA Annual Meeting.

BI-RADS 4C or 5 on ultrasound? Go directly to biopsy

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Aunt Minnie (11/29, Yee) Directly scheduling biopsy is an appropriate course of action for lesions categorized as BI-RADS 4C and 5 on screening ultrasound, according to research presented on Tuesday at the annual RSNA meeting.

For Some Women, Mammograms May Need to Begin at 30: Study

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
HealthDay News (11/28, Thompson) reports on a new study that contends women at increased risk for breast cancer should start receiving mammograms earlier than recommended, even as young as age 30.

Women 75 and Older Benefit from Annual Mammo

Monday, November 26, 2018

MedPage Today (11/26) reports that enough women 75 and older undergoing mammography were found to have breast tumors in a single-center study that continued screening in this age group is justified, researchers said at the 2018 RSNA Annual Meeting.