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FDA Warns Thermography Is Not a Substitute for a Mammogram

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Health Line (3/3) reports on a warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which states that thermography is no substitute for mammography.

Is there an optimal mammography recall rate?

Friday, March 1, 2019

Aunt Minnie (3/1, Yee) reports on a presentation delivered at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) which states that there's an optimal range for mammography screening recalls that maximizes the detection of life-threatening cancers and minimizes the harms of false positives and overdiagnosis.

DBT finds cancers associated with better outcomes

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Aunt Minnie (2/28, Yee) reports that screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) boosts specificity compared with 2D mammography and also finds more cancers, particularly those associated with better prognoses, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.

Switch to DBT to improve mammo screening performance

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Aunt Minnie (2/27) reports that radiologists who switch from 2D mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3D mammography, see improvements in their screening performance that are sustained over time, according to a study published in Radiology.

How AI can help ‘see beyond’ breast density, provide more individualized patient care

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Health Imaging (2/27, Rohman) reports on an editorial published in Academic Radiology which asserts that AI can help breast imagers and physicians see beyond basic breast density information provided by mammographic images and improve clinical management overall.

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