Synthesized 2D mammo + DBT works for breast screening

Friday, February 22, 2019

Aunt Minnie (2/22, Yee) reports that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography (DM) improves the sensitivity and specificity of breast cancer screening—and these improvements are also present when synthesized 2D images are used, according to a study published in Radiology.

DBT, digital mammography give a boost to breast cancer screening

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Health Imaging (2/20, O'Connor) reports that breast cancer screening centers may want to consider implementing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital mammography (DM) into their practice, according to results of a recent Radiology study.

How soon do women want to know their mammogram results?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Radiology Business (2/20, Rohman) reports that most women are willing to wait for their screening mammogram results after the exam or receive their test results within 48 hours, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Lower recall rate makes DBT better for breast screening

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Aunt Minnie (2/20, Yee) reports on a study from Academic Radiology that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has a lower recall rate compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), making it an effective breast cancer screening tool.

New legislation mandates nationwide breast density notification

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Health Imaging (2/19, O'Connor) reports that federal law now requires mammography facilities include breast density information in reports sent to patients and their physicians. The mandate was included in federal funding legislation signed into law on Feb 15.