AI accurately distinguishes breast cancer on ultrasounds, but still can’t replace sonographers

Friday, June 12, 2020

Health Imaging (6/12) reports on a study from the Journal of Digital Imaging which states that A new artificial intelligence-based computer-aided detection model can accurately predict breast cancer based on ultrasound images.

Law change would require health insurers to cover breast MRI, ultrasound for high-risk patients

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Radiology Business (6/9) reports that Pennsylvania has advanced legislation that would require health insurers to cover supplemental MR and ultrasound imaging of women at high risk of breast cancer. State Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery County, sponsored the bill.

Mammography Screening Begins Solid Bounce-Back During COVID-19

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Diagnostic Imaging (6/9) reports that nationwide, 78 percent of hospitals and imaging centers that provide mammography services are once again seeing patients for breast cancer screenings, according to an analyisis from Volpara Solutions, a breast imaging analytics company.

New DWI-MRI protocol looks promising for breast imaging

Monday, June 8, 2020

Aunt Minnie reports that a promising new protocol for diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) resulted in better image quality and improved signal-to-noise ratio for breast lesions, according to a prospective study published in Radiology: Imaging Cancer.

Breast imagers can help identify women for genetic testing

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Aunt Minnie (6/4) reports on an article published in Radiographics that it is crucial for breast imaging professionals to recognize patients with an increased risk for hereditary breast cancer who could benefit from genetic testing.