Imaging Agent May Provide Early Info About Benefits of Hormone Therapies for Breast Cancer

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Breast Cancer News (3/6) reports on a new study from the Journal of Nuclear Medicine which states that a new imaging agent that successfully measures changes in progesterone receptor (PR) levels may be used to determine if a breast cancer patient will respond to hormone therapies targeting the estrogen receptor (ER).

AI Goes Head-to-Head With Radiologists for Mammography

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

MedPage Today (3/5) reports that artificial intelligence (AI) system performed very similarly to 101 radiologists in detecting breast cancer on digital mammography (DM), according to research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Study explores episodic bundled payment model for breast cancer screening

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

News Medical Life Sciences (3/5) reports on a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), explores an episodic bundled payment model for breast cancer screening that reflects the emerging widespread adoption of DBT.

ABUS better than DBT for diagnostic workup

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Aunt Minnie (3/5, Yee) reports that automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) is more accurate than digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) as a diagnostic tool for working up positive findings on mammography screening in dense breast tissue, according to a presentation delivered at European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2019.

How did big policy changes impact cost sharing for screening mammography?

Monday, March 4, 2019

Radiology Business (3/4) reports on new research published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology which states that nearly all commercially insured women between the ages of 40 and 74 had access to screening mammography without cost sharing after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. However, the authors noted, mammography utilization has dropped in recent years due to another significant policy shift.