Screening Breast MRI May Increase Early Diagnosis Of Cancer In All Women, Study Suggests

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Aunt Minnie (2/21, Yee) reports that research suggests “screening breast MRI boosts early diagnosis of cancer in all women, not just those at high risk.” The findings were published online in Radiology. 

FDA Updates Guidance on DBT, MQSA Training Requirements

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Meeting the new modality training requirements for DBT just got easier. On Feb. 6, 2017, the FDA revised its FAQs about DBT and MQSA training requirements, so manufacturer-specific DBT training is no longer required. Now training is only required on one DBT system — or personnel can just receive general DBT training. 

Use of DBT for Mammography Still Inconsistent Across US, Study Indicates

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Aunt Minnie (2/15, Yee) reports that “despite the demonstrated clinical benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for finding breast cancer,” research indicates “use of the technology for mammography is still inconsistent across the US.” The findings were published online in Academic Radiology. 

Fully Automated Estimates of Breast Density Made from Synthetic Mammograms May Be Generally Comparable to Those from Standard-Dose Mammograms

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Diagnostic Imaging (2/13) reports that research suggests “synthesized digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images are generally comparable to images from standard-dose mammograms.” The findings were published in Radiology. 

False Positive Mammogram Results May Be Associated with Delay in Subsequent Mammogram, Study Suggests

Saturday, February 11, 2017
On its website, NBC News (2/9, Fox, Deo) reports that research suggests “women often skip recommended mammograms after they get a false-positive result.” Investigators “found that 85 percent of women who got a clean bill of health on a mammogram came back as scheduled the next time, compared to 80 percent of women who got a false positive.”