Researchers Seeking To Develop Thermal Breast Screening.

Friday, September 9, 2016
Aunt Minnie (9/8) reports, “The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Rochester Regional Health in New York are collaborating to develop thermal breast cancer screening techniques.” Their “two-year project will explore whether modern thermal, or infrared, imaging can serve as an alternative to ultrasound or MRI in a complementary role to conventional mammography.” 

Initiative Seeks To Improve Accuracy Of Mammography Screening.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Aunt Minnie (9/7) reports that the Digital Mammography Dream Challenge, “an initiative to improve the accuracy of mammography screening, has commenced with a $1.2 million incentive for research leading to algorithms that would improve cancer detection while reducing false positives.” Participants “will use anonymous patient data from a database that includes some 650,000 digitized mammograms.” Aunt Minnie adds that “the algorithms will be evaluated using data on patient outcomes and will be scored based on accuracy.” 

Low-Dose Techniques For Digital Mammography May Be Feasible, Research Suggests.

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Diagnostic Imaging (9/7) reports that research suggests “low-dose techniques for digital mammography may be feasible, as results are not substantially affected by variations in radiation dose.” The findings were published in Radiology.