Portuguese scoop top ECR prize for fibroid work
March 25, 2015 -- Groundbreaking research about MRI's expanding role in the planning, safety, evaluation, and success of uterine artery embolization won a Portuguese group a prestigious Magna Cum Laude award at this month's ECR 2015 in Vienna.
ABUS adds no value for BRCA carriers, Dutch say
March 24, 2015 -- Despite intensive annual surveillance, BRCA carriers still present with interval cancers. Dutch researchers found automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) detected no additional cancers, so it's back to the drawing board.
4D ultrasound U.K. study links fetal movement, maternal smoking
March 24, 2015 -- In a small study published in Acta Paediatrica, researchers in the U.K. used 4D ultrasound to detect changes in facial movements of fetuses that could reflect the effect of maternal smoking. Researchers performed 80 4D ultrasound scans on 20 fetuses to assess subtle mouth and touch movements.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2015 in Vienna
March 18, 2015 -- As the dust begins to settle on ECR 2015, now is a great time to reflect on the meeting and identify its major trends. Central themes at the congress included the unification of European radiology, teleradiology and outsourcing, radiation dose monitoring, digital breast tomosynthesis, and hybrid imaging.
Double-read DBT + digital mammo drops recall rates
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Double reading of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus digital mammography reduces the recall rate by 40% when compared with digital mammography alone, Italian researchers reported at ECR 2015.
CAD boosts breast MRI sensitivity
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - Breast MRI already has high sensitivity, but can it be even higher? The answer is yes, if computer-aided detection (CAD) is thrown into the mix, according to a presentation at ECR 2015. In fact, the CAD system detected previously missed cancers nearly as well as it did screen-detected cancers.
Breast screening controversies set to generate fierce debate
March 5, 2015 -- Today's session on breast cancer screening has the potential to be the most controversial at ECR 2015, because it includes the perspectives of not only screening advocates but also dissenters. Specifically, researchers will debate hot topics such as the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, followed by a period of questions and answers.
CT, MRI contribute to major shake-up in breast imaging
March 5, 2015 -- Rapid progress in both CT and MRI are being made in the field of breast imaging. Speakers at today's special focus session at ECR 2015 will provide an overview of what's possible with breast CT and unenhanced breast MRI.
The good, the bad, and the ugly about breast ultrasound
March 4, 2015 -- When it comes to screening women for breast cancer, those with dense breasts or tissue abnormalities tend to be the most troublesome, but breast ultrasound has proved, and continues to prove, its utility for these women, say leading researchers.
New study supports age-extended breast cancer screening
March 3, 2015 -- Groundbreaking Finnish research has shown that the long-term benefits of breast cancer screening in older age groups include lower incidence-based mortality and only a minor risk of overdiagnosis.