Are breast density notification laws really working?

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Aunt Minnie (1/9) reports on a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine which states the laws may not be increasing women's knowledge about the health risks associated with having dense breasts.

Breast density laws don't boost ultrasound rates

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Aunt Minnie (1/7) reports on a study from the Journal of the American College of Radiology which found that state density laws, designed to notify women with dense breast tissue about their options for supplemental imaging, may not increase ultrasound rates.

FFDM may beat analog and CR for breast cancer screening

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Aunt Minnie (12/10) reports on a study published in Radiology which states that full-field digital mammography (FFDM) detects breast cancer better than either analog film-screen mammography or computed radiography (CR), regardless of age, breast density, or screening round.

After legislative push, last national payer holdout commits to covering DBT

Friday, December 6, 2019

Radiology Business (12/6) reports that the Department of Defense has committed to covering digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for service members and their families, following a push by a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers. ssistant Secretary of Defense Thomas McCaffery recently confirmed this TRICARE change in a letter to members of Congress

Short radiation course for breast cancer shows promise

Friday, December 6, 2019

Aunt Minnie (12/6) reports that a round of higher-dose radiation to part of the breast demonstrates promising results in women with early-stage breast cancer, according to a study published in Lancet.