DBT finds cancers associated with better outcomes

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Aunt Minnie (2/28, Yee) reports that screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) boosts specificity compared with 2D mammography and also finds more cancers, particularly those associated with better prognoses, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.

Switch to DBT to improve mammo screening performance

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Aunt Minnie (2/27) reports that radiologists who switch from 2D mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3D mammography, see improvements in their screening performance that are sustained over time, according to a study published in Radiology.

How AI can help ‘see beyond’ breast density, provide more individualized patient care

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Health Imaging (2/27, Rohman) reports on an editorial published in Academic Radiology which asserts that AI can help breast imagers and physicians see beyond basic breast density information provided by mammographic images and improve clinical management overall.

AI detects high-risk breast lesions with accuracy

Monday, February 25, 2019

AI in Healthcare (2/25, Thakar) reports that a new machine learning model allows for physicians to determine whether atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) could upgrade to cancer, according to new research published in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.

FDA issues stern thermography warning

Monday, February 25, 2019

Aunt Minnie (2/26, Yee) reports on a new warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which indicates that thermography should not be used as a standalone method for detecting, diagnosing, or screening for breast cancer.