Saudi-Irish study highlights major differences in MRI practice
August 18, 2017 -- An investigation of quality management for abdominal and pelvic MRI scans in Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Ireland has shown that staffing issues, variable adherence to local rules and procedures, and lack of policies governing work practices contribute to major fluctuations in clinical practice.  Discuss
Swiss find inequalities persist in breast screening
August 15, 2017 -- Introducing an organized breast cancer screening program in Geneva, Switzerland, increased adherence to mammography screening, but it did nothing to eliminate social disparities in the screening participation, an epidemiological study published on 1 August in Preventive Medicine has found.  Discuss
How to reduce radiographers' aches and pains
August 15, 2017 -- Getting in the correct position is vital. That's the overriding conclusion of Portuguese researchers who have identified postures for radiographers and given practical advice that will help to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders when performing mammograms.  Discuss
Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements
August 8, 2017 -- Breast density measurements calculated on full-field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) are comparable -- and so are median radiation dose values for dense breasts, according to Spanish investigators.  Discuss
Engage trainees early to achieve success in breast imaging
August 3, 2017 -- Catch 'em young: That's the message of a new survey on what determines whether a trainee will choose breast radiology as a career. Results show engaging with trainees from an early stage and extolling the positive job aspects can make a difference as to whether they become breast radiologists.  Discuss
Do older women benefit from screening mammography?
July 21, 2017 -- Do women benefit from continuing breast screening beyond the age of 70? Australian researchers are questioning whether they do, based on their statistical model that compared screening through age 69 with screening through age 74, according to a study published online on July 10 in the International Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
For dense breasts, double read DBT and synthesized images
July 10, 2017 -- For women with mammographically negative dense breasts, double reading of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthesized 2D images is the most accurate of all DBT reading strategies. However, double reading also has the longest reading time, according to new research.  Discuss
French group announces 9-point plan of action
June 29, 2017 -- France's national union of private radiologists (Fédération Nationale des Médecins Radiologues, FNMR) unveiled its new independent medical imaging project. The plan lists nine major areas on which urgent action is necessary, said FMNR President Dr. Jean-Philippe Masson.  Discuss
MRI + mammography detects recurrent breast cancer
June 29, 2017 -- Adding MRI to mammography improves the detection of recurrent breast cancer in women who have been treated for the disease, according to a study published on June 22 in JAMA Oncology. What's more, MRI appears to be a better option than ultrasound as an adjunct to mammography.  Discuss
DBT surpasses FFDM in finding breast tumor margins
June 22, 2017 -- When it comes to tumor margins in specimen radiography, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is king, according to a new study from Germany. The researchers found DBT tops full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in identifying the closest tumor margin and has higher sensitivity for assessing margin status.  Discuss