DBT offers most accurate tumor measurements among breast imaging approaches

Friday, July 17, 2020

Health Imaging (7/17) reports that digital breast tomosynthesis offers the most accurate tumor size measurements among breast imaging techniques, regardless of tissue density, according to new research published in Clinical Imaging.

New breast cancer risk model includes 93 relationships

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Aunt Minnie (7/9) reports that patient age, breast density, and radiation exposure are among the strongest, direct risk factors for breast cancer, according to a new etiology model published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

ACR: Congress should include delay of ‘controversial’ USPSTF breast cancer screening in final funding bill

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Health Imaging (7/9) reports reports that American College of Radiology (ACR) is urging Congress to pass a draft bill that includes a delay of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening mammography recommendations. Read ACR’s breakdown of the legislation here.

Mammography screening deeply impacted by COVID-19

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Aunt Minnie (7/7) reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has gouged volumes across a variety of screening exams, but particularly mammography, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Aunt Minnie (7/7) reports on a study from the Annals of Internal Medicine which states that women who had cancer in childhood treated with chest radiotherapy may strongly benefit from annual breast cancer screening starting in their 20s. Moreoever, annual screening as early as age 25 could reduce breast cancer deaths in these women by more than 50%.