Radiology Business (9/17) reports on new findings published in Academic Radiology that suggest measured mass sizes are considerably smaller on synthetic mammography (SM) images than full-field digital mammography (FFDM) images.
Aunt Minnie (9/17, Madden Yee) reports that screening mammography benefits men at high risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Radiology.
Health Care Business News (9/17) reports that the American College of Radiology (ACR) has created a free "Talking To Patients About Breast Cancer Screening" toolkit for radiologists to share with referring doctors to improve breast cancer outcomes.
Aunt Minnie (9/16, Madden Yee) report that shifting breast screening from digital mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces recall rates, but it achieves only modest improvements in breast cancer deaths averted or life years saved—while costing above commonly accepted cost-effectiveness ranges, according to research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Aunt Minnie (9/17, Madden Yee) reports on research presented at the recent American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting indicates that whole- and partial-breast radiation after lumpectomy produce similar cosmetic outcomes for women diagnosed with early stages of cancer who seek to preserve their breasts.