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.

ARRS: Cinematic rendering comes to breast ultrasound

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Aunt Minnie (5/9) reports on researchers from California produced photorealistic 3D models of the breast by applying cinematic rendering to 3D transmission ultrasound images. The potential clinical applications of these models were the subject of a Wednesday presentation at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting.

How does BI-RADS 4 stack up against the 5th edition?

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Health Imaging (5/9) reports that fifth edition of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging and Reporting Data System (BI-RADS) showed better positive predictive values (PPVs) for categorizing suspicious calcifications compared to BI-RADS 4, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Deep learning enhances breast cancer risk assessment

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Aunt Minnie (5/7) reports on a deep-learning algorithm can beat current breast cancer risk-assessment methods that only assess traditional risk factors such as breast density and family history by analyzing subtle imaging patterns on screening mammograms, according to research published in Radiology.