Chatbots boost women's understanding of breast biopsy

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Aunt Minnie (9/11) reports on a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology which suggests that using chatbot software can help orient and educate women who are scheduled to undergo a breast biopsy about the procedure.

Is breast screening beneficial for sickly older women?

Friday, September 6, 2019

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.

DBT detects same tumor subtypes as digital mammography

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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.

Computer-Aided Detection in Breast Ultrasound

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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.

USPSTF updates recommendations on risk-reducing breast cancer medications

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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).