Aunt Minnie (9/19, Yee) reports research indicates nearly “half of women are unaware of the importance of having baseline mammography exam data available at screening mammography – which puts them at a higher risk of having false-positive results and being recalled.” The findings were published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Aunt Minnie (9/17, Yee) reports researchers found that “breast MRI is an effective tool for further assessment of inconclusive digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) findings.” The findings were published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
The Radiology Business Journal (9/14, Walter) reported researchers found that “cone-beam breast CT (CBBCT) is an effective imaging modality for assessing a patient’s breast density.” The researchers “analyzed breast density assessments of 130 patients performed by a team of five radiologists. Radiologists studied two-view mammograms and CBBCT images, referring to the fifth edition of the American College of Radiology’s Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS).” The findings were published in Academic Radiology.
The Radiology Business Journal (9/13, Walter) reports researchers concluded that “radiologists can feel confident turning to breast MRI in instances when digital mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) results are inconclusive.” The findings were published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
HealthImaging (9/13, O'Connor) reports researchers “found undergoing MRI scans every six months better detected early breast cancer in young women with a high genetic risk for the disease compared to mammograms.” The findings were published in Clinical Cancer Research. The Radiology Business Journal (9/13, Leider) also covers the story.