Contrast mammo equals MRI for measuring tumor size

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Aunt Minnie (4/30) reports that contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) works just as well as contrast-enhanced breast MRI (CE-MRI) for measuring breast tumors before surgery, according to a study published in the British Journal of Radiology.

Breast MRI slashes surgeries for suspicious lesions

Monday, April 29, 2019

Aunt Minnie (4/29) reports that contrast-enhanced breast MRI can triage patients with discordant benign breast biopsy results -- helping almost 70% of women in this situation to avoid unnecessary surgery, according to a new study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Genetic testing for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients could save $50M

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Radiology Business (4/25) reports that results from the TAILORx clinical trial revealed that genetic testing could not only help a majority of women with HR-positive, HER2-negative, axillary node-negative breast cancer, but also lead to approximately $50 million in savings for the first year of breast cancer care in the United States.

Which diffusion-MRI strategy best IDs malignant breast lesions?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Health Imaging (4/24) reports on a meta-analysis published in Radiology that indicates diffusion-weighted imaging techniques for quantitatively identifying benign and malignant breast lesions achieved comparable diagnostic accuracies.

AI improves radiologists’ cancer detection rates when reading mammograms

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Radiology Business (4/23) reports that artificial intelligence-based computer-aided detection (AI-CAD) software can help radiologists detect more cancers when interpreting mammograms, according to a new study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.