Adding DBT To Digital Mammography In Prevalent Screening Round Of Breast Cancer Screening Program May Lead To Reduced Recall Rate, Improved Reader Confidence, Study Suggests.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Radiology Business Journal (5/2, Walter) reports, “Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography (DM) in the prevalent screening round of a breast cancer screening program leads to a reduced recall rate and improved reader confidence.” The findings were published in Clinical Radiology.

Use Of Category 4 Subdivisions In Diagnostic Mammography Allowed For Better Predictive Value, Study Suggests.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Diagnostic Imaging (5/1) reports a retrospective review by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the American College of Radiology, and Stanford University School of Medicine suggests “use of category 4 subdivisions in diagnostic mammography allowed for positive predictive value for biopsies performed (PPV3) to specify malignancy ranges.” The findings were published in Radiology.

Automated Breast Density Assessment Informs Cancer Risk, Study Finds.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Aunt Minnie (5/1, Ridley) reports software that calculates breast density can “perform as well as a radiologist and help identify a woman’s future risk of breast cancer,” particularly for the risk of invasive interval cancers, according to research published May 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. After conducting a large case-control study, researchers led by Dr. Karla Kerlikowske of the University of California, San Francisco “concluded that automated and clinical breast density assessment methods yielded comparable results for predicting the risk of cancer detected in subsequent mammography screening and, in particular, the risk of interval cancer,” the article says.