AI may help reduce overdiagnosis of breast cancer

Friday, May 31, 2019

Aunt Minnie (5/31) reports that utilizing both clinical and imaging data, a risk-assessment model based on artificial intelligence (AI) called the Breast Cancer Risk Calculator (BRISK) could avoid many unnecessary biopsies in patients with BI-RADS 4 mammography findings, according to research published online May 29 in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.

Breast cancer drives disparity between younger men, women

Friday, May 31, 2019

Aunt Minnie (5/31) reports on a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute which states that while cancer death rates are dropping for both men and women, cancer incidence is much higher in younger women than in men, largely due to breast cancer.

FDA issues new document outlining Ohio facility's failure to meet mammography standards

Friday, May 31, 2019

Health Imaging (5/31) reports that the FDA has released a document outlining actions taken against East Palestine Family Medical Clinic Inc. in Ohio over problems with mammography image quality at the institution and its failure to meet certain imaging criteria.

AI can dramatically reduce mammography reads for radiologists

Friday, May 31, 2019

Aunt Minnie (5/31) reports that machine learning can reduce a radiologists workload by lowering the number of screening mammograms they’re required to read while preserving accuracy, according to results of a feasibility study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Physician burnout has serious economic implications

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Aunt Minnie (5/30) reports that physician turnover and reduced clinical hours due to burnout cost the U.S. approximately $4.6 billion per year, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.