Aunt Minnie (9/6, Madden Yee) reports on a new study from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute which asserts that screening mammography doesn't benefit women 75 and older who have chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
Aunt Minnie (9/4, Madden Yee) reports that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital mammography appear to detect cancers of a similar biologic profile, according to a study from Sweden published online September 3 in Radiology.
Diagnostic Imaging (9/3) reports on a study published in Radiology which determined that adding computer-aided detection into reading an automated breast ultrasound image can improve performance for both novice and experienced radiologists.
Radiology Business (9/3, Walter) reports that healthcare providers should offer risk-reducing medications such as tamoxifen, raloxifene and aromatase inhibitors to women at an increased risk of breast cancer or low risk of experiencing adverse effects, according to the recommendations published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Radiology Business (9/3, Walter) reports that many radiologists believe patient-provider discussions about screening mammography and supplemental screening are inadequate, according to findings published in the Journal of Breast Imaging. The specialty appears ready to step up and take a more visible role in patient education.