Health Care Business News (9/17) reports that the American College of Radiology (ACR) has created a free "Talking To Patients About Breast Cancer Screening" toolkit for radiologists to share with referring doctors to improve breast cancer outcomes.
Aunt Minnie (9/16, Madden Yee) report that shifting breast screening from digital mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces recall rates, but it achieves only modest improvements in breast cancer deaths averted or life years saved—while costing above commonly accepted cost-effectiveness ranges, according to research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Aunt Minnie (9/17, Madden Yee) reports on research presented at the recent American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting indicates that whole- and partial-breast radiation after lumpectomy produce similar cosmetic outcomes for women diagnosed with early stages of cancer who seek to preserve their breasts.
Radiology Business (9/12) reports that organ-effective modulation (OEM) can reduce radiation exposure to the breast by more than 12% without affecting image quality, according to new findings published in the European Journal of Radiology. The study specifically focused on how OEM can impact care for Asian patients.
Aunt Minnie (9/11) reports on a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology which suggests that using chatbot software can help orient and educate women who are scheduled to undergo a breast biopsy about the procedure.