FFDM may beat analog and CR for breast cancer screening

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Aunt Minnie (12/10) reports on a study published in Radiology which states that full-field digital mammography (FFDM) detects breast cancer better than either analog film-screen mammography or computed radiography (CR), regardless of age, breast density, or screening round.

After legislative push, last national payer holdout commits to covering DBT

Friday, December 6, 2019

Radiology Business (12/6) reports that the Department of Defense has committed to covering digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for service members and their families, following a push by a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers. ssistant Secretary of Defense Thomas McCaffery recently confirmed this TRICARE change in a letter to members of Congress

Short radiation course for breast cancer shows promise

Friday, December 6, 2019

Aunt Minnie (12/6) reports that a round of higher-dose radiation to part of the breast demonstrates promising results in women with early-stage breast cancer, according to a study published in Lancet.

Stakeholders partner for contrast-enhanced mammo trial

Monday, December 2, 2019

Aunt Minnie reports that the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), and GE Healthcare are partnering to support the Contrast Enhanced Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (CMIST) to improve early breast cancer detection and reduce false-positive exams in women with dense breasts.

Breast ultrasound spots more cancers in dense breasts

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Aunt Minnie (11/27) reports on a literature review published in the Journal of Breast Imaging that states that with proper training and experience, breast ultrasound consistently improves detection of node-negative invasive cancer in women with dense breasts on mammography. Similar results have been observed after digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).


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