DBT, synthetic mammography an accurate pairing that can lower radiation dose

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Radiology Business (3/27) reports that the combination of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and synthetic 2D mammography is as accurate as DBT and full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to new findings published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. It also exposes the patient to much less radiation.

FDA Proposes Major Changes to Mammography Regulations

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (3/27) reports that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new rule that would modernize mammography regulations and require mammography facilities to provide patients with more information on breast density.

AI and radiologists: Better together in screening mammo

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Aunt Minnie (3/26) reports on an study from arXiv.org that suggests an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can interpret screening mammograms as accurately as expert radiologists. However, the research concludes that an approach that blends analysis from both AI and radiologists yields the best performance.

Screening modality, ethnicity, BMI affect breast-density assessment

Monday, March 25, 2019

Reuters (3/25) reports that breast-density assessment can vary significantly by screening modality, ethnicity and BMI, according to a pair of studies from Radiology on mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).

Density notification laws boost breast ultrasound use

Friday, March 22, 2019

Aunt Minnie (3/22) reports that state breast density notification laws that advise women of supplemental screening options increase breast ultrasound use and appear to lead to a modest boost in cancer detection rates, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.