Researchers examine why women do—or don’t—utilize screening mammography as they age

Friday, October 18, 2019

Health Imaging (10/18) A group of three researchers set out to better understand why many women still do not seek out breast cancer diagnosis, and if age or various comorbidities have any impact on mammography use, publishing their findings in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Women born outside US less likely to have ever had a mammogram

Friday, October 11, 2019

Health Imaging (10/11) reports on new research published in National Health Statistics Reports that finds women born outside the U.S.—but currently living there—are less likely to have had a mammogram compared to their U.S.-born counterparts.

Cancer history, costs inhibit follow-up compliance among BI-RADS 3 patients

Thursday, October 10, 2019

A Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) 3 designation indicates there is between a 0% and 2% chance of cancer, for which physicians recommend six-month follow-up. Health Imaging (10/10) reports on a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology that found that just over half of patients completed their follow-up within the appropriate time frame.

MBI useful in particular breast screening scenarios

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Aunt Minnie (10/1) reports that molecular breast imaging (MBI) is outperformed by mammography in most breast cancer screening scenarios, but it still belongs in the breast cancer screening arsenal, according to a literature review published in the new journal Radiology: Imaging Cancer.

Synthesized 2D mammography identifies smaller lesions

Monday, September 30, 2019

Aunt Minnie (9/30) reports that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthesized 2D mammography identifies breast masses at smaller sizes than does full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a study published in Academic Radiology.