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.

AI helps characterize breast masses on ultrasound

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Aunt Minnie (2/4) reports that a breast ultrasound artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to differentiate breast masses at a high level of accuracy by combining analysis of B-mode and color Doppler images, according to research published online in European Radiology.

CMS: Medicare Will Cover Genetic Diagnostics For Certain Cancers

Monday, January 27, 2020

Health Payer Intelligence (1/27) reports that Medicare will now cover Next Generation Sequencing for beneficiaries with inherited ovarian or breast cancer in order to improve their precision medicine treatment options, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced.

2 ultrasound features predict cancer recurrence risk

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Aunt Minnie (1/23) reports on researchers that used natural language processing to identify key features from ultrasound reports associated with cancer recurrence risk, as detailed in a study published in the journal Plos One.