Key mammography protections in year-end spending bill uncertain after Trump criticizes legislation

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Health Imaging (12/23) reports on the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which extends the moratorium on controversial United States Preventative Services Task Force breast cancer screening guidelines by one year, pushing the date back to Dec. 31, 2022.

New device combines ABUS, DBT for better breast imaging

Friday, December 18, 2020

Aunt Minnie (12/18) reports that a prototype device combining 3D automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performed well in a feasibility study published in European Radiology.

Breast Cancer Detection Better with DBT/Synthetic Mammography Combo

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Diagnostic Imaging (11/10) reports that breast cancer detection is better when radiologists opt for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthetic mammography (SM) rather than digital mammography (DM) alone, according to research published in Radiology.

Radiologists experience significantly less happiness, meaning in their work than docs in other departments

Monday, November 9, 2020

Radiology Business (11/09) reports that radiologists experience significantly less happiness and meaning in their work than peers in other clinical departments, according to a new analysis published in Academic Radiology.

Preventative, elective care plummet nationwide amid pandemic, including drops in mammography, MRI

Friday, November 6, 2020

Radiology Business (11/6) reports that the use of preventative and elective care services—including MRI and mammography—plummeted nationwide during the first two months of the pandemic, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.