DBT finds more cancers, but also boosts false positives
July 20, 2016 -- Combining 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with 2D mammography images -- both actual and synthetic -- finds more cases of breast cancer than mammography alone, especially in younger women and those with dense breasts. But it also increases recall rates, according to a study published online in Lancet.
Photon-counting breast CT measures up
July 7, 2016 -- Breast CT with a prototype photon-counting scanner offers higher resolution than what's been reported for other types of breast imaging technologies, according to a new specimen imaging study by Willi Kalender, PhD. Another advantage of photon-counting CT is its efficient use of radiation.
Patchwork of life: Tributes flow for M. Emilia Silvestre
June 24, 2016 -- Dr. Maria Emília Silvestre, president of ECR 1987 in Lisbon and an important figure in Portuguese radiology, died on 18 June at the age of 84. She was also a prolific maker and exhibitor of patchwork quilts.
Swedes add ABUS to improve cancer detection
June 16, 2016 -- Adding 3D automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) to digital mammography in a screening setting significantly improves the invasive breast cancer detection rate in women with dense breasts and results in an acceptable recall increase, Swedish researchers have found.
Adrian Dixon: Has imaging become too effective?
June 8, 2016 -- LIVERPOOL - There is a real danger that imaging has become a victim of its own success by being too effective, resulting in huge increases in workload, reduced clinical acumen, insufficient number of radiologists and radiographers, and too many sequences and images, warned Dr. Adrian Dixon at the U.K. Radiological Congress.
Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization
May 26, 2016 -- The traditional treatment of uterine fibroids in patients who wish to become pregnant is surgical removal by myomectomy. However, uterine fibroid embolization has a lower complication rate and has a comparable fertility rate to myomectomy after treatment, according to researchers from the United Arab Emirates.
Radiographer reporting: Australians give positive spin
May 25, 2016 -- New research from Australia has underlined the potential of radiographers to enhance the accuracy of screening programs and increase the detection rates for breast cancer and calcifications. The study looks set to enliven the long-running debate about role extension.
Automated quality control improves 3D breast ultrasound
May 24, 2016 -- A new technique detects artifacts in automated 3D breast ultrasound at the time of acquisition, enabling sonographers to ensure that images have been acquired adequately before sending patients home, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Imaging.
Dutch reveal new data on recalls in breast screening
May 24, 2016 -- When transitioning from film-screen mammography to full-field digital mammography, going digital increases the number of repeated recalls for the same mammographic abnormality, found a large Dutch study published on 14 May in European Radiology.
Malignant breast tumors can be spotted from 1.5 m away
May 18, 2016 -- Zoom out. That's the advice of Dutch radiologists who found some tumors missed by breast screening radiologists can be detected from 1.5 m away. They recommend radiologists take a "distant view" before closely evaluating a mammogram in detail.