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Family breast cancer history tied to mammo usage

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Aunt Minnie (1/6) reports on a study published in Breast which found that patients with a family history of breast cancer underwent more mammograms and had a higher rate of screen-detected cancers than their lower-risk peers.

DBT doesn't find more cancers in breast cancer survivors

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Aunt Minnie (12/24) reports on a recent study from Radiology which finds that while digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) led to fewer recalls, the modality didn't boost the cancer detection rate for breast cancer survivors.

Key mammography protections in year-end spending bill uncertain after Trump criticizes legislation

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Health Imaging (12/23) reports on the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which extends the moratorium on controversial United States Preventative Services Task Force breast cancer screening guidelines by one year, pushing the date back to Dec. 31, 2022.

New device combines ABUS, DBT for better breast imaging

Friday, December 18, 2020

Aunt Minnie (12/18) reports that a prototype device combining 3D automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performed well in a feasibility study published in European Radiology.

Breast Cancer Detection Better with DBT/Synthetic Mammography Combo

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Diagnostic Imaging (11/10) reports that breast cancer detection is better when radiologists opt for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthetic mammography (SM) rather than digital mammography (DM) alone, according to research published in Radiology.

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