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.

DBT finds more cancers, reduces unnecessary recalls

Friday, February 21, 2020

Aunt Minnie (2/19) reports on a study from the Journal of the American College of Radiology which states that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) found more than twice as many cancers as full-field digital mammography alone (FFDM) or a combination of the two technologies.

Could contrast mammo supplant CE-MRI for confirming breast cancer?

Friday, February 21, 2020

Aunt Minnie (2/27) reports that contrast-enhanced (CE) mammography might be better suited than contrast-enhanced MRI for confirming some cases of suspicious breast cancer—especially when radiation dose-reducing protocols are used, according to a study published in theĀ Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

3D micro-CT primed to revamp breast cancer imaging

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Aunt Minnie (2/11) reports on a study from Breast Cancer Research and Treatment which states that using 3D micro-CT to image breast cancer biopsy samples leads to a more precise assessment of cancer margins than the traditional histological approach and could improve the effectiveness of surgical treatment.

Digital mammo for microcalcifications: A mixed bag?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Aunt Minnie (2/4) reports that the full-field digital mammography (FFDM) had better detection of high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), but also a higher recall rate, according to research published in Radiology.