Radiologists ready to speak with patients about breast density, supplemental screening

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Radiology Business (9/3, Walter) reports that many radiologists believe patient-provider discussions about screening mammography and supplemental screening are inadequate, according to findings published in the Journal of Breast Imaging. The specialty appears ready to step up and take a more visible role in patient education.

Cities in New England have highest breast screening rates

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Aunt Minnie (8/22, Madden Yee) reports that not just rural areas that are susceptible to disparities in screening mammography, but cities too -- with metropolitan areas in New England having the highest rates of mammography use, while cities in the Mountain region have the lowest, according to a study published in Radiology.

USPSTF updates BRCA cancer screening recommendations

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Health Imaging (8/20, O'Connor) reports that the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated recommendations for BRCA1/2 testing, suggesting practitioners increase the use of genetic counseling and testing. Specifically, the USPSTF recommends clinicians assess women with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer associated with BRCA gene mutations using a brief risk assessment tool.

AI solution distinguishes complex pathologies for accurate breast cancer diagnosis

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Health Care Business News (8/15) reports on a new study from the journal JAMA Network Open that details a new AI solution that can distinguish between hard-to-read pathologies, such as ductal carcinoma in situ (CDIS) and atypia.

Elastography methods reduce unnecessary breast biopsies

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Aunt Minnie (8/15, Madden Yee) reports that using a combination of different elastography methods reduces unnecessary biopsies of BI-RADS 4 lesions without increasing the risk of missing cancers, according to a new study published in the September issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.