DBT detects same tumor subtypes as digital mammography

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Aunt Minnie (9/4, Madden Yee) reports that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital mammography appear to detect cancers of a similar biologic profile, according to a study from Sweden published online September 3 in Radiology.

Computer-Aided Detection in Breast Ultrasound

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Diagnostic Imaging (9/3) reports on a study published in Radiology which determined that adding computer-aided detection into reading an automated breast ultrasound image can improve performance for both novice and experienced radiologists.

USPSTF updates recommendations on risk-reducing breast cancer medications

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Radiology Business (9/3, Walter) reports that healthcare providers should offer risk-reducing medications such as tamoxifen, raloxifene and aromatase inhibitors to women at an increased risk of breast cancer or low risk of experiencing adverse effects, according to the recommendations published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

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.