Aunt Minnie reports that the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), and GE Healthcare are partnering to support the Contrast Enhanced Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (CMIST) to improve early breast cancer detection and reduce false-positive exams in women with dense breasts.
Aunt Minnie (11/27) reports on a literature review published in the Journal of Breast Imaging that states that with proper training and experience, breast ultrasound consistently improves detection of node-negative invasive cancer in women with dense breasts on mammography. Similar results have been observed after digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).
Radiology Business reports that a collection of Congress members recently introduced bipartisan legislation, the “Better and Robust Screening Today Act,” which would bolster breast cancer screening for service members and their families.
Aunt Minnie (11/22) reports that using a novel ultrasound technique called ultrasensitive ultrasound microvessel imaging (UMI) with conventional ultrasound significantly improves the diagnostic accuracy of BI-RADS classification of breast lesions, according to a study to be published in the December issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology