Aunt Minnie (7/22) reports on a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology which suggests that using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for surveillance after a woman undergoes a breast conservation therapy protocol -- that is, lumpectomy and radiation -- reduces unnecessary workup compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM).
Aunt Minnie (7/19) reports that patients with isolated breast pain may not need imaging workup beyond regular screening mammography, according to a new study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
Health Imaging (7/18) reports that a majority of states have adopted breast density reporting laws, but it hasn’t led to a change in screening ultrasound ordering rates, according to nine years’ worth of data analyzed in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Aunt Minnie (7/16) reports that preoperative breast MRI features such as multifocal disease, a nonmass enhancement lesion, and greater background parenchymal enhancement can help forecast positive or close margins at breast-conserving surgery, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Radiology.
Aunt Minnie (7/15) reports that the visibility of screen-detected cancers is generally equal to or higher on synthesized 2D mammography when compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), but caution should be used when evaluating asymmetries and lesions less than 2 cm in size, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.