Insurance change leads to more hypofractionated therapy

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Aunt Minnie (4/16) reports that a change in one major health insurer's utilization management policy led to a significant increase in shorter, hypofractionated radiotherapy treatments for women with breast cancer, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.

2D synthetic mammography 1 step closer to elbowing out full-field digital

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Health Imaging (4/14) reports on a body of research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology which has already established 2D synthetic mammography (SM) as no less useful than full-field digital mammography (FFDM) for finding various types of suspicious lesions at screening

Postpone all but the most dire breast imaging, ACR, cancer centers and surgeons advise

Monday, April 13, 2020

Radiology Business (4/13) reports on a joint statement issues by the American College of Radiology, Society of Breast Surgeons and other groups which urges radiologists to put most breast imaging on hold until further notice.

4 ways breast imaging has changed during COVID-19

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Aunt Minnie (4/7) reports on a study published in the Journal of Breast Imaging which details how six radiologists across the U.S. are triaging patients and managing workflows amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis

Monday, April 6, 2020

Aunt Minnie (4/6) reports on a study from Radiology journal which indicates that certain features on dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI scans analyzed by computer-aided detection (CAD) software may indicate a worse prognosis for women with invasive breast cancer.