Italy releases new guidelines for breast cancer follow-up
September 27, 2016 -- Two Italian medical societies have joined forces to develop a position paper on breast imaging follow-up of women with a history of breast cancer. A key recommendation is dedicated follow-up for at least 10 years, according to author Dr. Francesco Sardanelli and colleagues.
Breast MRI survey reveals wide variations across Europe
September 26, 2016 -- Breast indications for MRI differ vastly across Europe, but techniques are closer to U.S. practice than anticipated, according to a new survey presented for the first time at the European Society of Breast Imaging annual meeting, which ended in Paris on 24 September.
Kuhl: False positives on breast MRI can be valuable
September 23, 2016 -- The management of breast lesions with uncertain malignant potential took center stage at the annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Breast Imaging, and breast imaging pioneer Dr. Christiane Kuhl focused on MRI's impact on these questionable findings.
Italy unveils new findings on thalassemia
September 12, 2016 -- Women appear to tolerate iron toxicity better than men, perhaps due to the effect of reduced sensitivity to chronic oxidative stress, and female thalassemia patients only require follow-up every two years, according to a large Italian study.
Radiotherapy affects heart function of breast cancer patients
September 9, 2016 -- What happens to the heart when a breast cancer patient undergoes radiotherapy (RT)? The answer has been unclear, until now. Finnish researchers found radiotherapy induced regional changes corresponding to the RT fields.
How to manage female genitourinary malformation
August 29, 2016 -- Female genitourinary malformations are not all that common; however, diagnostic imaging for these anomalies is important. Researchers from Spain detail what to look for in a new article published this month in Insights into Imaging.
Imaging detects telltale signs of Zika infection
August 25, 2016 -- Radiologists reviewing medical imaging scans of babies and fetuses in cases of suspected Zika infection can expect to see a number of telltale brain abnormalities, including loss of gray- and white-matter volume and a "collapsed" appearance of the skull. That's according to a report on the devastating virus published August 23 in Radiology.
New neural network outperforms CAD for mammography
August 16, 2016 -- A convolutional neural network trained on a large dataset of mammographic lesions outperformed a conventional mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) scheme, according to a new Dutch study published this month. These networks can be fine-tuned based on radiologists' knowledge.
Mammography in Malta: Room for improvement
August 12, 2016 -- How well is mammography performed in Malta? No one knows for sure because image-quality studies haven't been conducted -- until now. New research found that the average reject rate for the nation fell within acceptable levels, but there is still room for improvement, particularly at individual centers.
Why do Iranian women avoid mammography screening?
August 11, 2016 -- Why aren't more women in Iran seeking out breast screening? A new study shows that social, cultural, and religious factors constitute major barriers to mammography adherence, and the authors call for breast health educational programs to do more to encourage women to get screened.