Letters Telling Women About Breast Density May Be Difficult To Understand, Study Suggests

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The New York Times (4/26, Rabin) “Well” blog reports that research published in JAMA found that many women whose mammograms indicate that they have dense breast tissue “receive letters in the mail about the finding that can be hard to decipher.”

NMD Now The Fastest Growing Mammography Registry In The US, Researchers Say

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

HealthImaging (4/25, Livernois) reports that “the National Mammography Database (NMD) has become the fastest growing mammography registry in the United States, surpassing the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC),” the findings of a study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology reveals. 

Delay in Radiation Beyond Eight Weeks May Increase Risk for Malignant Breast Cancer Recurrence in Women Who Undergo Surgery for DCIS

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Medscape (4/20, Castellino) reports that “Delay in radiation beyond 8 weeks increases the risk for malignant breast cancer recurrence in women who undergo surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).” The research was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 2016 Annual Meeting. 

Amount Of Time Since A Patient’s Last Mammogram May Be Linked To Future Adherence To Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations After False-Positive Finding

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

HealthImaging (4/19, Hocter) reports that research indicates “the amount of time since a patient’s last mammogram is associated with future adherence to breast cancer screening recommendations following a false-positive finding.” The research was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. 

FDA Advisory Stresses Importance Of Proper Patient Positioning During Mammography

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Radiology Business Journal (4/14, Walter) reports that “the FDA posted a new advisory to its Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) website earlier this week, emphasizing the importance of proper patient positioning during mammography.” According to the advisory, “Poor positioning has been found to be the cause of most clinical image deficiencies and most failures of accreditation.”