Portuguese highlight rapid clinical progress of pelvic MRI
April 24, 2017 -- When integrated with prior clinical evaluation and exclusion of organic disease, pelvic MRI can play an invaluable role in the diagnosis, therapeutic guidance, and follow-up of pelvic floor dysfunction disorders, according to Portuguese researchers.
Studies show DBT detects more breast cancers than mammo
April 12, 2017 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) identifies more breast cancers than conventional digital mammography, according to two studies presented at ECR 2017. In addition, the recall rates between the two modalities are comparable, researchers found.
Norwegians find compression matters in breast screening
April 5, 2017 -- High breast compression force and low compression pressure are associated with positive performance measures such as lower recall rate and higher specificity, a Norwegian breast cancer screening study has found.
What motivates opportunistic breast screening?
March 31, 2017 -- Why do some women pursue opportunistic breast screening when they aren't yet eligible for an organized mammography program? High levels of fear and perceived susceptibility to breast cancer are among the most-cited reasons, according to the results of a survey published on 21 March in BMC Cancer.
DBT improves sensitivity in less-experienced readers
March 30, 2017 -- Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to 2D screening mammography has a different effect based on who's reading the images, according to a new study published online on March 13 in Radiology. It improves specificity for all readers, but sensitivity improvements are reserved for more junior radiologists.
Italians report 30% drop in breast cancer due to screening
March 28, 2017 -- A breast cancer screening study of more than 400,000 Italian women found that screening attendance is associated with a reduction of nearly 30% for cancers stage II or higher. However, the authors suspect the new data probably won't sway screening opponents.
Radiology Across Borders aims to go global
March 21, 2017 -- The Australian-based charity Radiology Across Borders is taking sustainable imaging expertise to doctors and patients in the Asia-Pacific region. It plans to grow into a global group over the next five years, and co-founder Dr. Suresh de Silva urges Europeans to get involved.
Adding DBT to breast screening helps BI-RADS accuracy
March 20, 2017 -- More and more clinical evidence indicates that using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening reduces recall rates and increases the detection of invasive cancers. Now another benefit of the technology is coming to the fore: Adding DBT to digital mammography helps breast imagers categorize lesions more accurately, according to research presented at ECR 2017.
Dutch scoop top ECR prize for breast MRI work
March 14, 2017 -- A new method may help improve delineation between malignant and benign breast lesions on breast MR images, according to researchers from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The group won a prestigious magna cum laude award at ECR 2017 in Vienna for its work.
Does breast MRI hold future for mammography market?
March 8, 2017 -- Clinical evidence supporting the use of MRI for breast imaging is growing in volume and credibility. Further research is required, but evidence suggests MRI has a significant future role to play. So why have we seen little or no commercial impact from breast MRI? Market analyst Stephen Holloway reports.