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Ultrasound performance mixed in breast cancer survivors

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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.

Supplemental dense breast screening practices vary

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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.

10-minute breast MRI scan beats DBT for invasive cancer

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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)

Canadian team develops microwave breast imaging unit

Monday, February 24, 2020

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.

Breast Cancer Care Far From Home for Rural Patients

Friday, February 21, 2020

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.

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