MBI useful in particular breast screening scenarios

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Aunt Minnie (10/1) reports that molecular breast imaging (MBI) is outperformed by mammography in most breast cancer screening scenarios, but it still belongs in the breast cancer screening arsenal, according to a literature review published in the new journal Radiology: Imaging Cancer.

NIH awards Univ. of Arizona $3.6M for breast imaging research

Monday, September 30, 2019

Health Imaging (9/30) reports that the National Cancer Institute—part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—has awarded researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences $3.6 million to investigate a new imaging-based method to detect breast cancer.

Synthesized 2D mammography identifies smaller lesions

Monday, September 30, 2019

Aunt Minnie (9/30) reports that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthesized 2D mammography identifies breast masses at smaller sizes than does full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a study published in Academic Radiology.

Knowing Your Breast Cancer Risk

Friday, September 27, 2019

Do you ever wonder how likely you are to be diagnosed with breast cancer? Unfortunately, breast cancer is very common. The average woman in the United States has about a 12%, or 1 in 8, chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Dr. Jennifer Harvey explains the risk factors that could cause breast cancer. 

Why are there so many guidelines?

Friday, September 27, 2019

“Last week, I took my family to visit my parents in Michigan.  Surrounded by the crisp reds, oranges, and ambers of the autumn leaves, a light breeze on a crystal clear blue sky day, drinking hot apple cider, as my young kids played in a pumpkin patch with their grandfather, I was talking with my mother.  She had just finished a water aerobics class and post-workout lunch with her friends.  After telling them that I was visiting for the week, and what I do for a living, they were filled with questions regarding all of the confusing information about screening mammograms.  ‘Why are there so many guidelines?  Can’t anybody agree?’” 


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