Risk assessment best for women with dense breasts

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Aunt Minnie (7/2) reports that assessing the risk of breast cancer in five-year increments in women with dense breast tissue is a more effective way to determine the need for supplemental imaging than scanning all women with dense tissue, according to a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Deep-learning model predicts 5-year breast cancer risk

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Aunt Minnie (7/2) reports on a deep-learning model created using data from a single breast MR image can help predict the five-year risk for women whose chances of developing breast cancer are higher, according to a recent study from American Journal of Roentgenology.

Supplemental training packs potential to improve performance in reading screening mammograms

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Health Imaging (6/27) reports that while radiologists can encounter challenges when reading screening mammograms, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) reveals that supplemental training has the potential to improve their performance on this front.

3D mammograms becoming popular across United States

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

KAMR Local 4 News (6/25) reports that a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that 3D mammography screenings rose rapidly from 13 percent in 2015 to nearly 43 percent in 2017.

DBT rapidly rising despite lack of clinical evidence, industry agreement

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Health Imaging (6/25) reports that while most studies demonstrating the benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) have been observational, use of the modality has risen dramatically over the past few years, according to a study of more than nine million women published in JAMA Internal Medicine.