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.
MRI sheds light on Zika virus, severe joint deformities
August 10, 2016 -- New research led by a Brazilian pediatrician who has been featured in Vogue and the Wall Street Journal, provides detailed information about the clinical, imaging, and electromyographic findings in babies with arthrogryposis associated with congenital Zika virus infection.
MRI + BI-RADS: A winning combination
August 2, 2016 -- Using BI-RADS to detect ductal carcinoma in situ with MRI results in higher sensitivity and positive predictive value than mammography, according to new Brazilian research published in the European Journal of Radiology.
Screening uptake remains patchy in Turkey
August 1, 2016 -- In spite of Turkey's growing income levels, cancer screening coverage continues to be relatively poor among women, and their educational level, access to social security, and lifestyle factors have a crucial impact on screening rates, researchers have found.
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.