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.
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.
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.
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).
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.