False-Positive Breast Biopsies May Cost US Healthcare System $2.18 Billion, Study Suggests.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (5/31, Walter) reports researchers found that “false-positive breast biopsies cost the US healthcare system approximately $2.18 billion each year.” The findings were published in ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research.

Many Breast Cancer Survivors May Not Be Receiving Needed Mammograms, Study Suggests.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

HealthDay (5/31, Reinberg) reports researchers found that many breast cancer survivors, “especially black women,” are not receiving the mammograms they need. The findings were published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Machine Learning Techniques May Be Able To Predict Malignancy In Breast Lesions Identified By CBCT Exams, Study Suggests.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (5/25, Walter) reported researchers found that “machine learning techniques perform well when tasked with predicting malignancy in breast lesions identified during breast cone-beam CT (CBCT) exams.” The findings were published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Breast Cancer Survivors May Not Be Getting Recommended Number Of Mammograms After Surgery, Study Suggests.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (5/24, Walter) reports researchers found “breast cancer survivors are not receiving the recommended number of mammograms following surgery.” The findings were published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. HealthImaging (5/24, Rohman) also covers the story.

Annual Mammograms Starting At 40 Associated With Highest Likelihood Of Surviving Breast Cancer, Research Suggests.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (5/23, Slachta) reports that research suggests “women who prioritize annual mammograms starting at the age of 40 have the greatest chance of catching, treating and surviving breast cancer.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The article adds that “the ACR, as well as the Society of Breast Imaging and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, recommend annual screening mammography for women after they turn 40 years old...said” researcher Samir B. Patel, MD.

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