MRI finds breast cancer early in women with family history

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Aunt Minnie (6/19) reports that MRI finds breast cancer earlier than digital mammography in women with a family history of the disease but without known genetic mutations, according to research published in Lancet Oncology. But the improved detection comes at a risk of more false positives.

AI uses mammography data, health records to predict breast cancer

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Radiology Business (6/19) reports on an algorithm, built using both machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL), that predicts breast malignancy using a patient's imaging results and detailed health records, according to a recent study from Radiology.

Researchers Study Surveillance MRI in Breast Cancer Survivors

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Radiology Today (6/16) reports that the addition of breast MRI to mammography in screening breast cancer survivors for new cancers results in higher cancer detection rates but also more biopsies that are benign, according to a large study published in the journal Radiology.

Breast density group asks FDA to clarify notification

Friday, June 14, 2019

Aunt Minnie (6/14) reports that efforts by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to standardize breast density notification across the U.S. are admirable but could be improved, according to comments submitted to the FDA June 12 by advocacy group DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I).

Study validates digital measurements of breast density

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Aunt Minnie (6/12) reports on associations between reproductive factors and mammographic density measured with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) images are similar to those from prior studies using digitized film-screen mammography, and on different FFDM systems, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.


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