Elastography methods reduce unnecessary breast biopsies

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Aunt Minnie (8/15, Madden Yee) reports that using a combination of different elastography methods reduces unnecessary biopsies of BI-RADS 4 lesions without increasing the risk of missing cancers, according to a new study published in the September issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.

Radiologists mixed about synthesized 2D mammography

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Aunt Minnie (8/14, Madden Yee) reports that most radiologists who are using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening have synthesized 2D mammography capability, but they also have concerns about its image quality, according to a study published online August 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

CAD tool detects microcalcification clusters in mammograms

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Health Imaging (8/7) reports on a study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging which details a computer-aided detection (CAD) tool that can accurately detect microcalcification clusters in mammogram scans and may help reduce radiology workloads.

Tissue enhancement affects breast MRI interpretation

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Aunt Minnie (7/23) reports that nearly twice as many breast MRI scans are initially interpreted as being positive for cancer in women who have higher background parenchymal enhancement (BPE), according to a study published online in Academic Radiology. But cancer detection rate, sensitivity, and specificity don't appear to be affected in these women.

MITA backs push to include DBT screening coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Health Imaging (7/23) reports on a statement released July 23 by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) cheering lawmakers’ efforts to make digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening coverage standard for active and retired members of the military.


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