Cone-Beam Breast CT May Be Effective Modality For Assessing Breast Density, Study Suggests.

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (9/14, Walter) reported researchers found that “cone-beam breast CT (CBBCT) is an effective imaging modality for assessing a patient’s breast density.” The researchers “analyzed breast density assessments of 130 patients performed by a team of five radiologists. Radiologists studied two-view mammograms and CBBCT images, referring to the fifth edition of the American College of Radiology’s Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS).” The findings were published in Academic Radiology.

Breast MRI May Be Reliable Backup Method When Digital Mammography And Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Results Are Inconclusive, Study Suggests.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (9/13, Walter) reports researchers concluded that “radiologists can feel confident turning to breast MRI in instances when digital mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) results are inconclusive.” The findings were published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Semiannual MRI Scans May Be Better At Detecting Breast Cancer In Young Women With High Genetic Risk Than Mammograms, Study Suggests.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

HealthImaging (9/13, O'Connor) reports researchers “found undergoing MRI scans every six months better detected early breast cancer in young women with a high genetic risk for the disease compared to mammograms.” The findings were published in Clinical Cancer Research. The Radiology Business Journal (9/13, Leider) also covers the story.

Researchers Say Women Need Better Understanding Of “Baseline Mammograms.”

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Radiology Business Journal (9/13, Thakar) reports researchers found that “most women are unaware of the term ‘baseline mammogram,’” and concluded that “improving women’s understanding of baseline mammograms and their importance is necessary.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Most Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Are Notified Over The Phone, Survey Indicates.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Aunt Minnie (9/12, Yee) reports that research indicates “most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are notified over the phone.” Investigators surveyed 2,900 patients with breast cancer who had been diagnosed between 1967 and 2017. Prior to “2007, approximately 25% of patients were informed of their diagnosis by telephone; after 2007, that number increased to more than 50%, the group found.” The researchers also found that “since 2015, it has risen further to 60%.” The findings were published online in Supportive Care in Cancer.