Aunt Minnie (1/7) reports on a study from the Journal of the American College of Radiology which found that state density laws, designed to notify women with dense breast tissue about their options for supplemental imaging, may not increase ultrasound rates.
Aunt Minnie (12/10) reports on a study published in Radiology which states that full-field digital mammography (FFDM) detects breast cancer better than either analog film-screen mammography or computed radiography (CR), regardless of age, breast density, or screening round.
Radiology Business (12/6) reports that the Department of Defense has committed to covering digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for service members and their families, following a push by a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers. ssistant Secretary of Defense Thomas McCaffery recently confirmed this TRICARE change in a letter to members of Congress
Aunt Minnie (12/6) reports that a round of higher-dose radiation to part of the breast demonstrates promising results in women with early-stage breast cancer, according to a study published in Lancet.
Aunt Minnie reports that the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), and GE Healthcare are partnering to support the Contrast Enhanced Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (CMIST) to improve early breast cancer detection and reduce false-positive exams in women with dense breasts.