Breast lesions more evident on DBT compared with FFDM

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Aunt Minnie (5/16) reports breast cancers are more conspicuous on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), especially on the craniocaudal (CC) view, according to a study published in Radiology.

PCPs not advising women correctly about breast density

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Aunt Minnie (5/15) reports that more than half of primary care physicians (PCPs) are not advising women correctly about how breast density affects cancer risk, according to a study published in the Journal of Women's Health.

SMRT: Abbreviated protocol may address barriers to breast MRI screening

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Aunt Minnie (5/12) reports on a presentation from the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) annual meeting which suggests that abbreviated and unenhanced breast MRI protocols hold potential to address the barriers to using MRI more widely in breast screening.

ARRS: Density reporting laws not enough to boost breast US

Friday, May 10, 2019

Aunt Minnie (5/10) reports that rates of breast ultrasound (US) use have slowly trended upward in states that have adopted breast density notification laws, but this growth has yet to cross the threshold of statistical significance, according to a presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting.

Screening MRI provides value for women with personal history of breast cancer, high-risk lesions

Friday, May 10, 2019

Radiology Business (5/10) reports that breast MRI screening should be “strongly considered” for women with a personal history of breast cancer or high-risk lesions, according to new research published in Radiology.