Ultrasound after DBT obviates diagnostic 2D mammo

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Aunt Minnie (12/5, Yee) reports that performing a diagnostic mammogram to assess suspicious masses found on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) may not be unnecessary if ultrasound is available, according to a new study published online on November 29 in the British Journal of Radiology.

Digital Mammograms Show Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Medpage Today (11/29, Susman) reports that an artificial intelligence (AI) program was able to add and subtract malignant features to digital mammography images, which points to the vulnerability of machine-based image analysis to malicious hacking, according to research presented at the RSNA meeting.

Cryoablation Shows Promise in Treating Low-Risk Breast Cancers

Thursday, November 29, 2018

AXIS Imaging News (11/29) Cryoablation—the destruction of cancer cells through freezing—shows early indications of effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancers, according to research presented at the RSNA Annual Meeting.

BI-RADS 4C or 5 on ultrasound? Go directly to biopsy

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Aunt Minnie (11/29, Yee) Directly scheduling biopsy is an appropriate course of action for lesions categorized as BI-RADS 4C and 5 on screening ultrasound, according to research presented on Tuesday at the annual RSNA meeting.

For Some Women, Mammograms May Need to Begin at 30: Study

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
HealthDay News (11/28, Thompson) reports on a new study that contends women at increased risk for breast cancer should start receiving mammograms earlier than recommended, even as young as age 30.