Annual mammography shows higher recall rate

Friday, March 22, 2019

Aunt Minnie (3/22) reports that younger women undergoing annual mammography exams had higher recall rates than older women receiving biennial exams, potentially changing the risk-benefit calculation of screening in this younger group, according to a study published in European Radiology.

AI characterizes breast masses on ultrasound

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Aunt Minnie (3/21) reports on a study from the Japanese Journal of Radiology that suggests artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm distinguished between benign and malignant masses on breast ultrasound at a high level of accuracy—perhaps even exceeding the diagnostic performance of less-experienced radiologists.

Increased background parenchymal enhancement level a key biomarker for breast cancer risk

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Radiology Business (3/20) reports that increased background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) levels at breast MRI are associated with a greater risk of developing breast cancer within a year, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

DBT slashes biopsy rates of benign breast lesions

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Aunt Minnie (3/19, Yee) reports that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces the biopsy rate of benign breast lesions by as much as 23 percentage points compared with the rate of full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a study published in Radiology.

Breast tissue seems less dense on DBT scans

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Aunt Minnie (3/19, Yee) reports on a new study in Radiology which states women may be almost 60% less likely to be assigned to a dense breast category if they are evaluated with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared with standard digital mammography.