DBT boosts mammo's specificity, lowers recall rate
July 31, 2015 -- Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to conventional mammography boosted the specificity of breast screening and cut the recall of women with benign lesions by more than half, according to a new study published in Radiology. DBT plus mammography also showed sensitivity gains in some groups of women.
Mammography screening at 40 works, Lancet study finds
July 27, 2015 -- There is indeed a reduction in breast cancer mortality as a result of mammography screening in women who start getting exams at age 40 -- at least in the first 10 years of follow-up, according to a new study in Lancet Oncology that followed women for 17 years.
Still using CR for breast cancer? Time to rethink
July 20, 2015 -- It's time to think again about the use of computed radiography (CR) detectors when it comes to spotting breast cancer, U.K. researchers have found. In their study, digital radiography (DR) performed significantly better than CR for identifying calcification clusters and noncalcification lesions.
Dutch researchers launch DENSE breast MR trial
July 16, 2015 -- It's well-known that mammography is less effective in women with dense breast tissue. But what hasn't been established is which supplemental modality is best for these women. Dutch researchers have launched a trial to study the use of MRI in addition to mammography for screening women with dense breast tissue.
Texture analysis sorts out breast cancer types
July 13, 2015 -- Texture analysis of MRI breast images can reveal multiple lesion subtypes, potentially enabling different assessment and management strategies depending on lesion type, according to new Scottish-led research published in European Radiology.
Fresh doubts cast on screening mammography
July 8, 2015 -- A controversial French-led study published this week has found screening mammography's benefits have been overestimated due to unconventional statistical methods, but screening advocates have been quick to stress the authors have ignored numerous publications proving the efficacy of screening.
Breast imaging at highest risk for medicolegal claims
July 6, 2015 -- It may come as no surprise, but a new study indicates that breast imaging has the highest risk of medicolegal claims compared with other medical imaging exams, at least in Australia, according to a study published online this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
UKRC: Is outsourcing a silent killer or a savior?
July 1, 2015 -- LIVERPOOL - Emotions ran high and opinions were polarized during the second day of the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC), when a lively and heated discussion about the pros and cons of outsourcing took place.
Norway unveils new data on breast cancer screening
June 24, 2015 -- Norway's breast cancer screening initiative has reduced mortality by 20% to 30% for women ages 50 to 69, followed to age 79, when compared with no screening, indicated figures released by the Research Council of Norway.
Postmortem MRI measures up for fetal autopsy
June 18, 2015 -- Compelling new evidence of postmortem MRI's value has emerged. It can provide clinically important information in more than half of cases in which a conventional autopsy is nondiagnostic, typically in fetuses, according to a recent U.K. study.