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Fast breast MRI ready for clinical use following shorter read times, accurate cancer detection

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Medscape (4/1) reports that in high-risk women, abbreviated breast MRI protocols require shorter interpretation times while maintaining similar cancer detection rates compared to full-sequence magnetic resonance imaging, according to a recent analysis published in the Journal of Breast Imaging.

New warning about women getting mammograms after getting COVID-19 vaccine

Friday, February 12, 2021

Good Morning America (2/12) presented a wellness piece citing a recent position statement from the Society of Breast Imaging which states that swollen lymph nodes from receiving COVID-19 vaccines could throw off results of a mammogram.

Radiology’s input on new USPSTF breast cancer screening plan is ‘critical,’ ACR says

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Health Imaging (1/28) reports that the United States Preventative Services Task Force has opened a public comment period for its new breast cancer screening research plan, and radiology’s input on the topic is “critical,” the American College of Radiology said in recent statement.

Mirai AI model upgrades breast cancer risk assessment

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Aunt Minnie (1/28) reports on research published in Science Translational Medicine which indicates that an AI algorithm called Mirai can outperform other risk-assessment models for predicting future risk of breast cancer from a mammogram.

USPSTF readies update to breast screening guidelines

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Aunt Minnie (1/21) reports that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published the draft research plan it will use to update its mammography screening guidance. The plan is the first step to issuing new USPSTF breast screening recommendations, which can affect how private insurers reimburse screening.

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