Image-guided biopsy spots residual breast cancer

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Aunt Minnie (10/7) reports that image-guided biopsies performed after breast cancer patients have been treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy can predict the presence of residual cancer, potentially avoiding the need for surgery, a multinational team of researchers reported in an article published in JAMA Surgery.

DBT doesn't find more cancers in breast cancer survivors

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Aunt Minnie (12/24) reports on a recent study from Radiology which finds that while digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) led to fewer recalls, the modality didn't boost the cancer detection rate for breast cancer survivors.

Key mammography protections in year-end spending bill uncertain after Trump criticizes legislation

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Health Imaging (12/23) reports on the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which extends the moratorium on controversial United States Preventative Services Task Force breast cancer screening guidelines by one year, pushing the date back to Dec. 31, 2022.

New device combines ABUS, DBT for better breast imaging

Friday, December 18, 2020

Aunt Minnie (12/18) reports that a prototype device combining 3D automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performed well in a feasibility study published in European Radiology.

FDA eases inspection, quality regulations for mammography facilities struggling during COVID crisis

Friday, December 4, 2020

Health Imaging (12/04) reports on new recommendations issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ease quality regulations for mammography facilities struggling to keep up during the ongoing pandemic.