Study to evaluate breast cancer screening approaches amid mammography guidelines debate

Friday, July 5, 2019

Healio (7/5) reports that mammography remains a controversial topic among medical societies—including the American College of Physicians, the American College of Radiology, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—with conflicting guidelines on what age women should start and how frequently they should undergo screening.

Risk assessment best for women with dense breasts

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Aunt Minnie (7/2) reports that assessing the risk of breast cancer in five-year increments in women with dense breast tissue is a more effective way to determine the need for supplemental imaging than scanning all women with dense tissue, according to a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Deep-learning model predicts 5-year breast cancer risk

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Aunt Minnie (7/2) reports on a deep-learning model created using data from a single breast MR image can help predict the five-year risk for women whose chances of developing breast cancer are higher, according to a recent study from American Journal of Roentgenology.