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Breast MRI lesion score can cut unnecessary biopsies

Monday, June 15, 2020

Aunt Minnie (6/15) reports on a study from European Radiology which states that lesion classification scheme named after breast MRI pioneer Dr. Werner Kaiser may help prevent anywhere from 45% to 72.5% of unnecessary breast biopsies in high-risk patients, Austrian researchers have found.

Law change would require health insurers to cover breast MRI, ultrasound for high-risk patients

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Radiology Business (6/9) reports that Pennsylvania has advanced legislation that would require health insurers to cover supplemental MR and ultrasound imaging of women at high risk of breast cancer. State Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery County, sponsored the bill.

New DWI-MRI protocol looks promising for breast imaging

Monday, June 8, 2020

Aunt Minnie reports that a promising new protocol for diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) resulted in better image quality and improved signal-to-noise ratio for breast lesions, according to a prospective study published in Radiology: Imaging Cancer.

Breast imagers can help identify women for genetic testing

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Aunt Minnie (6/4) reports on an article published in Radiographics that it is crucial for breast imaging professionals to recognize patients with an increased risk for hereditary breast cancer who could benefit from genetic testing.

5 tips for helping relieve COVID-related burnout and PTSD among radiology team members

Friday, May 29, 2020

Radiology Business (5/29) reports that COVID-19 pandemic is causing burnout and PTSD among healthcare workers, a phenomenon that may require intervention from hospital and radiology practice leader, according two separate pieces published in JAMA Network Open and Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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