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.

Radiologists mixed about synthesized 2D mammography

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Aunt Minnie (8/14, Madden Yee) reports that most radiologists who are using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening have synthesized 2D mammography capability, but they also have concerns about its image quality, according to a study published online August 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.