Aunt Minnie (10/15) ultrasound is the primary supplemental method for characterizing breast lesions found on screening, especially in women with dense tissue, wrote a group of researchers led by Dr. M. Wubulihasimu of the Kashgar First People's Hospital in China.
Health Imaging (10/12, Moan) reported that breast ultrasound should be used as the primary initial imaging modality when evaluating focal breast symptoms in women 30 to 39 years old, according to research published Oct. 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Although mammography can detect symptomatic breast cancer, the researchers found its cancer detection rate (CDR) to be much lower than that of ultrasound.
Stat News (10/11, Dederich ) The existence of multiple and conflicting breast cancer screening guidelines for women between the ages of 40 and 49 can do real harm.
Aunt Minnie (10/10, Yee) Combined digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and ultrasound automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) performs comparably to MRI when it comes to staging breast cancer, according to a study published in the October issue of the European Journal of Radiology.
Aunt Minnie (10/10, Yee) Nearly a quarter of U.S. women continue to have out-of-pocket costs for screening mammography, despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) removed cost-sharing barriers for such preventive services, according to a study published online September 28 in the Journal of Women's Health.