Study: Synthetic 2D compares well with mammography
September 20, 2017 -- Synthetic 2D images derived from digital breast tomosynthesis are comparable with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to Spanish researchers. Furthermore, synthetic images could replace FFDM in studies that use both modalities and reduce radiation dose by 45%, they said.  Discuss
Italians find DBT 'modestly' boosts radiation dose
September 7, 2017 -- New research from Italy shows digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) "modestly" increases radiation dose for patients compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM). However, don't let that be a deterrent in using DBT, the researchers said.  Discuss
Nordic study finds cancer mortality rates have sunk
August 24, 2017 -- Mortality rates for prostate and breast cancers in the Nordic region have declined by between 22% in Finland for prostate cancer and 32% for breast cancer in Norway since the 1990s. The drop is not driven by changes in risk factors but rather by improvements in cancer detection and management, researchers have found.  Discuss
Saudi-Irish study highlights major differences in MRI practice
August 18, 2017 -- An investigation of quality management for abdominal and pelvic MRI scans in Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Ireland has shown that staffing issues, variable adherence to local rules and procedures, and lack of policies governing work practices contribute to major fluctuations in clinical practice.  Discuss
Swiss find inequalities persist in breast screening
August 15, 2017 -- Introducing an organized breast cancer screening program in Geneva, Switzerland, increased adherence to mammography screening, but it did nothing to eliminate social disparities in the screening participation, an epidemiological study published on 1 August in Preventive Medicine has found.  Discuss
How to reduce radiographers' aches and pains
August 15, 2017 -- Getting in the correct position is vital. That's the overriding conclusion of Portuguese researchers who have identified postures for radiographers and given practical advice that will help to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders when performing mammograms.  Discuss
Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements
August 8, 2017 -- Breast density measurements calculated on full-field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) are comparable -- and so are median radiation dose values for dense breasts, according to Spanish investigators.  Discuss
Engage trainees early to achieve success in breast imaging
August 3, 2017 -- Catch 'em young: That's the message of a new survey on what determines whether a trainee will choose breast radiology as a career. Results show engaging with trainees from an early stage and extolling the positive job aspects can make a difference as to whether they become breast radiologists.  Discuss
Do older women benefit from screening mammography?
July 21, 2017 -- Do women benefit from continuing breast screening beyond the age of 70? Australian researchers are questioning whether they do, based on their statistical model that compared screening through age 69 with screening through age 74, according to a study published online on July 10 in the International Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
For dense breasts, double read DBT and synthesized images
July 10, 2017 -- For women with mammographically negative dense breasts, double reading of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthesized 2D images is the most accurate of all DBT reading strategies. However, double reading also has the longest reading time, according to new research.  Discuss