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Breast Cancer Survivors May Not Be Getting Recommended Number Of Mammograms After Surgery, Study Suggests.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (5/24, Walter) reports researchers found “breast cancer survivors are not receiving the recommended number of mammograms following surgery.” The findings were published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. HealthImaging (5/24, Rohman) also covers the story.

Annual Mammograms Starting At 40 Associated With Highest Likelihood Of Surviving Breast Cancer, Research Suggests.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (5/23, Slachta) reports that research suggests “women who prioritize annual mammograms starting at the age of 40 have the greatest chance of catching, treating and surviving breast cancer.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The article adds that “the ACR, as well as the Society of Breast Imaging and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, recommend annual screening mammography for women after they turn 40 years old...said” researcher Samir B. Patel, MD.

Second Opinions Of Outside Mammograms Find More Cancers, Study Indicates.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Aunt Minnie (5/23, Yee) reports “second-opinion reads of mammograms initially performed at an outside facility identify more cancers and improve the positive predictive value of biopsy, even in patients without a breast cancer diagnosis,” according to a study published online May 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. “Even though providing patients with this service can be time-consuming and costly, the results suggest that it does improve patient care and may reduce healthcare costs overall, wrote a team led by Dr. Lauren Sen of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.”

Some Breast Cancer Patients May Benefit From MRI Screenings That Can Identify Brain Metastases, Research Suggests.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (5/21, Slachta) reports that “select breast cancer patients could benefit greatly from MRI screenings designed to identify brain metastases, according to a research letter penned this month by Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center experts and published in JAMA Oncology.”

Seeking Second Opinion On Breast-Imaging Studies May Be Valuable For Patients Not Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Study Suggests.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (5/21, Walter) reports researchers concluded that “seeking second-opinion interpretations of breast imaging studies in patients not presently diagnosed with breast cancer can provide significant value.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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