Irish study: How low can breast MR recalls go? April 21, 2015 -- Research conducted in Dublin finds the breast MRI recall rate is 10.8%, which compares well with other published data but is above U.K. national breast screening guidelines' minimum standard of less than 10% and an expected standard of less than 7%. Is that achievable? Maybe.
MRI pinpoints malignancy in extramammary disease April 10, 2015 -- Assessing the entire field-of-view carefully for abnormalities on breast MRI studies is vital, because some incidental extramammary findings are malignant, and this alters diagnostic workup, staging, and treatment, Croatian researchers have found.
MRI provides answers on fetal facial clefts April 8, 2015 -- When a facial abnormality is suspected on routine prenatal ultrasound, fetal MRI can provide valuable clinical information, particularly about the secondary palate, and help evaluate other fetal abnormalities, award-winning research has shown.
Portuguese scoop top ECR prize for fibroid work March 25, 2015 -- Groundbreaking research about MRI's expanding role in the planning, safety, evaluation, and success of uterine artery embolization won a Portuguese group a prestigious Magna Cum Laude award at this month's ECR 2015 in Vienna.
ABUS adds no value for BRCA carriers, Dutch say March 24, 2015 -- Despite intensive annual surveillance, BRCA carriers still present with interval cancers. Dutch researchers found automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) detected no additional cancers, so it's back to the drawing board.
4D ultrasound U.K. study links fetal movement, maternal smoking March 24, 2015 -- In a small study published in Acta Paediatrica, researchers in the U.K. used 4D ultrasound to detect changes in facial movements of fetuses that could reflect the effect of maternal smoking. Researchers performed 80 4D ultrasound scans on 20 fetuses to assess subtle mouth and touch movements.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2015 in Vienna March 18, 2015 -- As the dust begins to settle on ECR 2015, now is a great time to reflect on the meeting and identify its major trends. Central themes at the congress included the unification of European radiology, teleradiology and outsourcing, radiation dose monitoring, digital breast tomosynthesis, and hybrid imaging.
Double-read DBT + digital mammo drops recall rates March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Double reading of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus digital mammography reduces the recall rate by 40% when compared with digital mammography alone, Italian researchers reported at ECR 2015.
Philips ECR highlights include IntelliSpace Portal upgrade March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - The latest version of its IntelliSpace Portal platform is among the ECR 2015 highlights for Philips Healthcare. The company is also showing recently introduced technology ranging from its IQon spectral CT scanner to its DoseWise Portal radiation dose management program.
CAD boosts breast MRI sensitivity March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - Breast MRI already has high sensitivity, but can it be even higher? The answer is yes, if computer-aided detection (CAD) is thrown into the mix, according to a presentation at ECR 2015. In fact, the CAD system detected previously missed cancers nearly as well as it did screen-detected cancers.