Aunt Minnie (2/24) reports on a study published in Radiology journal which indicates supplemental screening ultrasound shows a mixed performance in women with a personal history of breast cancer, with lower sensitivity and a higher interval cancer rate. However, the modality also had higher specificity.
Aunt Minnie (2/26) reports that most breast care practices use supplemental screening in women with dense tissue, but the modalities used and the methods in which patients are referred vary widely, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Aunt Minnie (2/25) reports on a study from JAMA which states that breast MRI with an abbreviated scanning protocol—as short as 10 minutes—finds more invasive cancers in women with dense tissue than digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)
Aunt Minnie (2/24) reports that Canadian researchers have developed a prototype of a breast cancer screening technology based on microwaves that does not expose women to ionizing radiation.
HealthDay News (2/21) reports on a study published in The Journal of Rural Health which shows that some breast cancer patients are forced to travel long distances for their treatments as rural hospitals and specialty care units close.