Patients want sensitive adjunct breast screening

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Aunt Minnie (3/3) reports on that women with dense breast tissue want adjunct screening that is sensitive and inexpensive—although higher sensitivity might outweigh cost, according to a study published in the Journal of Breast Imaging.

Study supports interval MRI for likely benign findings

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Aunt Minnie (2/27) reports on new a study from the American Journal of Roentgenology which explores the effectiveness of detecting cancer during follow-up MRI screenings for BI-RADS category 3 patients.

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)