Mammograms Helped Save Up to 600,000 U.S. Lives Since 1989: Study

Monday, February 11, 2019

U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (2/11) reports that widespread mammography screening and big advances in breast cancer treatment have saved hundreds of thousands of American women's lives since 1989, a new study estimates.

Providers need consensus guidelines for follow-up imaging after benign MRI-guided breast biopsies

Friday, February 8, 2019

Radiology Business (2/8, Walter) reports that more consistent follow-up protocols after benign concordant MRI-guided percutaneous core needle biopsies (MR-PCNBs) could lead to better overall patient care, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Primary doctors can help boost mammography compliance

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Aunt Minnie (2/7, Yee) reports that when primary care physicians are in regular contact with their patients, women are more likely to follow through on breast cancer screening, even among racial and ethnic minorities, according to research from the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

AI can predict breast cancer molecular subtypes on MRI

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Aunt Minnie (2/6, Ridley) reports that, in the future, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm may be able to identify the molecular subtype of breast cancer from breast MRI as accurately as genetic testing, according to research published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

Screen for pancreatic cancer at same time as breast MRI

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Aunt Minnie Europe (2/5, Yee) reports that women carrying the BRCA mutation who undergo regular screening breast MRI also can be screened for pancreatic cancer using a rapid protocol that takes just 10 minutes, according to a study published in European Radiology.