DBT reduces recall rates, number of patients for short-term follow up

Monday, January 21, 2019

Health Imaging (1/21) reports that implementing three-dimensional (3D) digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to standard digital mammography (DM) can reduce the number of patients committed to short-term follow-up screening, according to research published in Academic Radiology.

Stationary DBT improves reader accuracy compared to mammography

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Radiology Business (1/17, Walter) reports that stationary digital breast tomosynthesis (sDBT), which allows views to be collected without moving the x-ray tube, leads to improved reader accuracy compared to mammography, according to findings published in Academic Radiology.

DBT finds more invasive, early-stage cancers

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Aunt Minnie (1/16, Yee) reports that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds 13% more invasive and early-stage cancers in women with dense tissue than conventional 2D mammography, according to a study published in the Korean Journal of Radiology.

Tissue enhancement on breast MRI informs cancer risk

Monday, January 14, 2019

Aunt Minnie (1/14) reports that elevated levels of background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on breast MRI increase a woman's risk of developing invasive breast cancer—even more than breast tissue density does, according to a study published online January 9 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

SBI publishes policy statement on diversity, inclusion

Friday, January 11, 2019

Radiology Business (1/11) reports that the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) has issued a new policy statement on diversity and inclusion, emphasizing the belief that “all people for whom breast cancer screening is appropriate should receive the opportunity to undergo screening.”