Screening makes no difference for advanced breast cancers
February 12, 2016 -- Researchers from Norway have found that organized mammography screening detected more early-stage cancers, with no change in advanced-stage cancers, calling into question the effectiveness of mass screening programs. But the study has drawn the ire of a screening advocate, who calls the findings a "biased guess."
Watch out for 'false friends' in breast imaging
February 2, 2016 -- Usually benign imaging findings may hide a malignant lesion such as medullary carcinoma, so it's vital to be aware of these "false friends," according to researchers from Madrid who have provided some tips and tricks in award-winning work.
U.K. litigation figures come under close scrutiny
January 20, 2016 -- A total of 791 litigation claims involving radiology in the U.K. National Health Service and covering a 20-year period have come under the microscope. Chest x-rays, CT, and mammography accounted for two-thirds of these claims.
Optical imager targets breast cancer screening
December 31, 2015 -- Diffuse optical imaging has been proposed as a nonionizing and relatively inexpensive alternative method for detecting breast cancers, including those in dense tissues. Now, U.S. scientists have developed a handheld optical scanner with the potential to image breast cancer in real-time.
Study finds benefits to breast cancer screening over 75
December 29, 2015 -- A new study of breast screening in women older than 75 has found that enough cancers are detected in this population to make screening worthwhile. The findings could shape the ongoing debate over whether older women should undergo regular screening.
Density mapping predicts interval breast cancers
December 24, 2015 -- Dutch researchers are using a breast density mapping software package to predict which density patterns are associated with higher rates of tumors found between mammography screenings. The results may help make supplemental breast cancer screening exams more effective for select patients.
Make full use of MRI in ovarian cases, Italians urge
December 23, 2015 -- When it comes to ovarian tumors, MRI is an essential problem-solving tool because it's so efficient at detecting, characterizing, and staging adnexal masses and can have a major impact on patient management, according to a new Italian study.
Positron emission mammo shows prowess in cancer
December 14, 2015 -- Positron emission mammography (PEM) can detect almost all breast cancer index lesions located within its scanning range without limitations due to tumor size, grade, or histological subtype, according to a Dutch study presented at RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
Breast density alone not a cancer risk factor
December 3, 2015 -- High density of breast tissue alone is not a strong independent risk factor for cancer, according to a study by Croatian researchers presented at this week's RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.
Breast MR finds significant cancer that mammo misses
November 27, 2015 -- Additional breast cancers found with MRI after mammography can be larger and more aggressive -- and may prompt a change in a patient's treatment plan, according to a new study published in Radiology.