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Imaging plate technology drops mammography dosage and may be a boon for budget-strapped rad practices

Friday, June 19, 2020

Health Imaging (6/19) reports that a team of German doctors retrospectively analyzed a new needle-based detector system—which reduces light scattering and enhances x-ray absorption—in 360 mammograms for their study published in the European Journal of Radiology, which found that the needle-based imaging plate system reduced required dosage by nearly 30% and helped experts view and score key areas on mammograms.

Breast MRI lesion score can cut unnecessary biopsies

Monday, June 15, 2020

Aunt Minnie (6/15) reports on a study from European Radiology which states that lesion classification scheme named after breast MRI pioneer Dr. Werner Kaiser may help prevent anywhere from 45% to 72.5% of unnecessary breast biopsies in high-risk patients, Austrian researchers have found.

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.

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.

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