Diagnostic Imaging (9/3) reports on a study published in Radiology which determined that adding computer-aided detection into reading an automated breast ultrasound image can improve performance for both novice and experienced radiologists.
Radiology Business (9/3, Walter) reports that healthcare providers should offer risk-reducing medications such as tamoxifen, raloxifene and aromatase inhibitors to women at an increased risk of breast cancer or low risk of experiencing adverse effects, according to the recommendations published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Radiology Business (9/3, Walter) reports that many radiologists believe patient-provider discussions about screening mammography and supplemental screening are inadequate, according to findings published in the Journal of Breast Imaging. The specialty appears ready to step up and take a more visible role in patient education.
Aunt Minnie (8/22, Madden Yee) reports that not just rural areas that are susceptible to disparities in screening mammography, but cities too -- with metropolitan areas in New England having the highest rates of mammography use, while cities in the Mountain region have the lowest, according to a study published in Radiology.
The Health Imaging (8/20, O'Connor) reports that the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated recommendations for BRCA1/2 testing, suggesting practitioners increase the use of genetic counseling and testing. Specifically, the USPSTF recommends clinicians assess women with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer associated with BRCA gene mutations using a brief risk assessment tool.