Lower recall rate makes DBT better for breast screening

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Aunt Minnie (2/20, Yee) reports on a study from Academic Radiology that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has a lower recall rate compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), making it an effective breast cancer screening tool.

New legislation mandates nationwide breast density notification

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Health Imaging (2/19, O'Connor) reports that federal law now requires mammography facilities include breast density information in reports sent to patients and their physicians. The mandate was included in federal funding legislation signed into law on Feb 15.

Breast-density notification letters may be too dense

Friday, February 15, 2019

Channel NewsAsia (2/15) reports that post-mammogram form letters telling women about dense breasts may be more confusing than helpful if they are difficult to read and understand, according to research from the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Surveillance imaging after MRI-guided breast biopsy varies by institution, radiologist

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Health Imaging (2/13, Rohman) reports that imaging follow-up protocols vary greatly by institution and radiologist after benign, concordant MRI-guided percutaneous core needle biopsies (MR-PCNB), according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Quantitative imaging of breast tumors, parenchyma may improve breast cancer diagnosis

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Health Imaging (2/12, Rohman) reports that combining radiomic analysis of breast tumors with that of parenchyma may improve the accuracy of digital mammography for diagnosing breast cancer, according to a new study published online in Radiology.