Women Treated With Chest Radiotherapy For Childhood Cancers May Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk As Adults

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Women who survived childhood cancers treated with chest radiotherapy had a breast cancer risk 20 times greater than that of women in the general population, a study of 1,230 survivors showed.

Based on Survey of SBI Members, JACR Article Suggests DBT Used More Frequently, But Use Remains Limited

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is being used more frequently but its use is still limited, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Researchers from the University of Colorado in Aurora sought to assess the utilization of DBT and examine the criteria for offering DBT to patients. They surveyed physician members of the Society of Breast Imaging, who completed an online survey that asked questions about their use of DBT. 

Digital Mammography May Lower Recall, Biopsy Rates

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Screening for breast cancer with digital rather than film-screen mammography lowers recall and biopsy rates, suggesting that the technology causes less "harm" to women and the healthcare system in the form of overdiagnosis or unnecessary biopsies, according to a new study published online April 1 in Radiology