Based on Survey of SBI Members, JACR Article Suggests DBT Used More Frequently, But Use Remains Limited

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is being used more frequently but its use is still limited, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Researchers from the University of Colorado in Aurora sought to assess the utilization of DBT and examine the criteria for offering DBT to patients. They surveyed physician members of the Society of Breast Imaging, who completed an online survey that asked questions about their use of DBT. 

Digital Mammography May Lower Recall, Biopsy Rates

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Screening for breast cancer with digital rather than film-screen mammography lowers recall and biopsy rates, suggesting that the technology causes less "harm" to women and the healthcare system in the form of overdiagnosis or unnecessary biopsies, according to a new study published online April 1 in Radiology

Mammography Texture Analysis Algorithm May Lead To More Individualized Screening

Monday, March 24, 2014
False-positive results are an unfortunate aspect of mammography. But an algorithm that analyzes the texture of breast tissue on mammograms may be able to predict which patients are more likely to have negative biopsy results, paving the way for more individualized screening, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.

Soothing Stimuli May Alleviate Pain, Anxiety Caused By Mammograms

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
At least a quarter of women eligible for screening mammography avoid it because of fear of pain and anxiety, but this can be alleviated by adding soothing stimuli such as landscape scenes and aromatherapy to screening rooms, according to research presented at the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) meeting in Las Vegas.