MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis

Monday, April 6, 2020

Aunt Minnie (4/6) reports on a study from Radiology journal which indicates that certain features on dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI scans analyzed by computer-aided detection (CAD) software may indicate a worse prognosis for women with invasive breast cancer.

It’s in the Genes: Breast Density, Microcalcifications, and Masses Can Be Inherited

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Diagnostic Imaging (4/2) reports on a study from Cancer Research that investigates the link between dense breast tissue, microcalcifications, and masses and a woman's genetic predisposition for developing breast cancer.

Benefits of DBT vary 'substantially' depending on the individual radiologist

Monday, March 30, 2020

Health Imaging (3/30) reports that while DBT produced lower recall rates and improved cancer detection overall, there was “wide variability” among individual imaging physicians, according to a study published by JAMA Network Open

Small acts of self-care can manage COVID-19 stress

Friday, March 27, 2020

Aunt Minnie (3/27) reports on a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology which indicates that small acts of self-care can protect radiologists from burnout, even in the face of the additional stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shorter MRI works for patients with breast cancer history

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Aunt Minnie (3/25) reports that breast MRI with a shorter screening protocol can still help detect cancer recurrence for women with a personal history of breast cancer, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One.