AI algorithm matches radiologists in breast screening exams
December 14, 2017 -- How does an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm compare to radiologists when it comes to interpreting screening mammography exams? Their performances were fairly comparable, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Kopans: Peer review has failed at BMJ
December 8, 2017 -- Peer review has failed at BMJ, Dr. Daniel Kopans wrote in a commentary. He thinks the authors of a study published on 5 December about the Dutch breast screening program have completely misinterpreted their own data.  Discuss
Critics of breast screening focus attention on the Netherlands
December 6, 2017 -- Breast cancer screening opponents released a new study in BMJ on 5 December calling into question the benefits of mammography in the Netherlands. They concluded that screening had little impact on advanced breast cancers, suggesting a marginal effect on breast cancer mortality. Breast screening advocates beg to differ.  Discuss
Study: More breast screens equal higher cancer risk
November 23, 2017 -- A multinational team has shown that the earlier and more frequently a woman starts screening for breast cancer, the higher her lifetime risk of radiation-induced cancer. But the total effective risk falls as women get older, particularly when they hit 70 years old, according to a study published in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Overweight women need more frequent mammograms
November 21, 2017 -- Women who are overweight may need to be screened for breast cancer more often, as these women had larger tumors at diagnosis in a study being presented by researchers from Sweden at the upcoming RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
ABVS rivals MRI in predicting small breast lesions
November 17, 2017 -- Automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) performs better than ultrasound and MRI in predicting breast cancer size for lesions smaller than 2 cm, and it is comparable for lesions of all other sizes, according to Italian researchers.  Discuss
Fresh row develops over breast screening in France
November 14, 2017 -- Breast cancer screening critics are at it again -- this time zeroing in on France. A multinational team has praised changes to breast cancer screening that alter the existing program, such as giving women more information on overdiagnosis, but breast cancer screening advocates strongly disagree, believing that the magnitude of overdiagnosis has been exaggerated.  Discuss
Kuhl: Stop focusing on breast cancer overdiagnosis
October 18, 2017 -- Instead of overdiagnosis, the main problem with breast cancer screening is underdiagnosis, according to breast imaging expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl. Furthermore, breast MRI could be a tool of the future to alleviate this problem, she added.  Discuss
CESM boosts detection of malignant breast lesions
October 12, 2017 -- Compared with conventional mammography alone, contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) catches an additional 7.7% of lesions in recalled women -- and most of these lesions are malignant, Dutch researchers found. The low risks of using CESM as a workup tool make it a valuable addition to breast cancer care, they added.  Discuss
French radiologists get set to become TV stars
October 6, 2017 -- France's national union of independent radiologists has unveiled a new television advertising campaign to promote breast cancer screening in tandem with Pink October, the country's national breast cancer awareness month.  Discuss