Health Imaging (10/11) reports on new research published in National Health Statistics Reports that finds women born outside the U.S.—but currently living there—are less likely to have had a mammogram compared to their U.S.-born counterparts.
A Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) 3 designation indicates there is between a 0% and 2% chance of cancer, for which physicians recommend six-month follow-up. Health Imaging (10/10) reports on a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology that found that just over half of patients completed their follow-up within the appropriate time frame.
Aunt Minnie (10/1) reports that molecular breast imaging (MBI) is outperformed by mammography in most breast cancer screening scenarios, but it still belongs in the breast cancer screening arsenal, according to a literature review published in the new journal Radiology: Imaging Cancer.
Aunt Minnie (9/30) reports that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthesized 2D mammography identifies breast masses at smaller sizes than does full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a study published in Academic Radiology.
Aunt Minnie (9/25) reports that under certain parameters, 3-tesla MRI scans can be performed safely on patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for neurological conditions, according to a study published in Radiology.