Tissue enhancement affects breast MRI interpretation

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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.

MITA backs push to include DBT screening coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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.

AI identifies cancerous regions on OCT breast tissue images

Monday, July 22, 2019

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.

DBT bests FFDM for surveillance after surgery

Monday, July 22, 2019

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).

Breast pain may not need imaging workup

Friday, July 19, 2019

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.