ASTRO: Weekly breast radiation therapy is safe

Monday, October 22, 2018

Aunt Minnie (10/22, Kim) reports that a larger, weekly dose of radiation therapy has side effects that are comparable to those from conventional daily treatments for early-stage breast cancer, according to findings presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Antonio.

Should the BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category be revised?

Friday, October 19, 2018

Aunt Minnie (10/19, Yee) The current BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category – covering breast lesions that are "probably benign"– should be revised, according to research published in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.

Do Breast Density Laws Affect Racial Disparities in Supplementary Screenings?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Health Imaging (10/18) reports that a new study has found that rates of supplemental screening among black women with dense breasts increased after the passage of statewide mandatory breast density notification laws, according to research published Oct. 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

DBT Spots 34% More Breast Cancers Than Mammography

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Aunt Minnie (10/17, Moan) One-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detects 34% more breast cancers than traditional mammography—with a majority of the detected tumors proving to be invasive cancers, according to a large clinical study in Sweden.

AI Used in Clinical Practice to Measure Breast Density

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Radiology Business Journal (10/16) reports that an AI algorithm measures breast density at the level of an experienced mammographer, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.