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Canadian team develops microwave breast imaging unit

Monday, February 24, 2020

Aunt Minnie (2/24) reports that Canadian researchers have developed a prototype of a breast cancer screening technology based on microwaves that does not expose women to ionizing radiation.

Handheld ultrasound edges out ABUS in patient surveys

Monday, February 24, 2020

Aunt Minnie (2/24) reports on a recent study from the journal European Radiology Experimental, which found that while women slightly preferred handheld ultrasound to automated breast ultrasound (ABUS), both modalities performed well in patient surveys.

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.

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