Interval breast cancers’ aggressiveness may stem from unique biology, JAMA study finds

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Radiology Business (6/30) reports on a study published in JAMA Network Open which determined that those with interval breast cancer detected within one year of a negative mammogram had measurably worse outcomes compared to those detected through regular screenings.

Systemic Racism in Mammogram Guidelines

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Think Global Health (6/24) article states that annual mammogram screening delays in the current pandemic will only exacerbate the systemic race gap in breast cancer diagnoses for minority women in their forties.

SIIM 2020: AI nearly halves breast ultrasound reading time

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Aunt Minnie (6/24) reports that using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze breast ultrasound lesions—particularly for lesions classified as BI-RADS 2, 3, and 4A—reduced interpretation time by 49% at a healthcare center in Missouri, according to a presentation at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's (SIIM) virtual meeting.

DBT has lower rad dose than digital mammo in new study

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Aunt Minnie (6/23) reports that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exposed women to significantly less radiation than full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in a study of 200 patients published in the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences.

Imaging plate technology drops mammography dosage and may be a boon for budget-strapped rad practices

Friday, June 19, 2020

Health Imaging (6/19) reports that a team of German doctors retrospectively analyzed a new needle-based detector system—which reduces light scattering and enhances x-ray absorption—in 360 mammograms for their study published in the European Journal of Radiology, which found that the needle-based imaging plate system reduced required dosage by nearly 30% and helped experts view and score key areas on mammograms.