Swiss reveal progress in classifying breast microcalcifications
December 18, 2014 -- A new method for classifying breast microcalcifications using x-ray phase-contrast imaging was presented at the RSNA 2014 meeting. The technique may help improve early breast cancer diagnosis, increase diagnostic accuracy, and reduce the number of biopsies of suspicious lesions.
FEC-PET/CT boosts cervical and endometrial diagnoses
December 11, 2014 -- PET/CT with the radioisotope F-18 fluoroethylcholine (FEC) is a feasible and promising imaging alternative to FDG-PET/CT in detecting cervical and endometrial tumors, according to a pilot study from the U.K. presented last week at RSNA 2014.
DBT finds 30% more cancer than mammo in dense breasts
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to full-field digital mammography improves cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue by 30% versus mammo alone, according to Norwegian research presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2014.
DWI adds little to PET/MRI for female pelvic malignancies
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to FDG-PET/MRI to stage women with primary or recurrent pelvic malignancies contributes minimal value and is not worth the additional scan time, according to a study from Germany presented on Sunday at RSNA 2014.
Researchers develop device to ease mammo discomfort
November 27, 2014 -- Dutch researchers have developed a new mammography paddle that they believe will ease the compression discomfort that patients experience during mammography exams, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming RSNA 2014 meeting.
Myths and misinformation hold back breast screening
November 19, 2014 -- Increased public awareness, better education for healthcare providers, and clear guidelines are essential if breast cancer screening is going to expand in the Middle East, according to a leading radiologist in Saudi Arabia.
Belgian-led team develops model for ovarian tumors
November 13, 2014 -- Researchers from Belgium have crafted a model that discriminates between benign and malignant ovarian tumors, and it also distinguishes between the four types of ovarian malignancy. The model has implications for triage and management decisions, they said.
Breast MRI equals needle biopsy for excluding malignancy
November 5, 2014 -- For BI-RADS 0 cases, researchers from Austria have found breast MRI can reliably exclude malignancy with a sensitivity of 100%, which means it's just as accurate as needle biopsy for excluding breast cancer.
High error rates in DEXA scans show many potential pitfalls
November 3, 2014 -- In research from Italy, more than 90% of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) exams contained at least one error, mainly due to data analysis. Also, the authors say adoption of the guidelines of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry is very poor.
Screening debate 'destabilizes' breast imaging
October 31, 2014 -- As president-elect of the European Society of Breast Imaging, Dr. Gábor Forrai from Budapest faces a busy time ahead. In this exclusive interview, we ask him to take out the crystal ball and reflect on the future challenges and opportunities facing the community he will be representing.