Aunt Minnie (7/23) reports that nearly twice as many breast MRI scans are initially interpreted as being positive for cancer in women who have higher background parenchymal enhancement (BPE), according to a study published online in Academic Radiology. But cancer detection rate, sensitivity, and specificity don't appear to be affected in these women.
Health Imaging (7/23) reports on a statement released July 23 by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) cheering lawmakers’ efforts to make digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening coverage standard for active and retired members of the military.
Health Imaging (7/22) reports that a deep learning classification approach can identify cancerous regions from benign areas in optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of breast tissue, according to results of a recent study published in Academic Radiology.
Aunt Minnie (7/22) reports on a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology which suggests that using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for surveillance after a woman undergoes a breast conservation therapy protocol -- that is, lumpectomy and radiation -- reduces unnecessary workup compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM).
Aunt Minnie (7/19) reports that patients with isolated breast pain may not need imaging workup beyond regular screening mammography, according to a new study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.