Malignant breast tumors can be spotted from 1.5 m away
May 18, 2016 -- Zoom out. That's the advice of Dutch radiologists who found some tumors missed by breast screening radiologists can be detected from 1.5 m away. They recommend radiologists take a "distant view" before closely evaluating a mammogram in detail.
MR shows more body fat in babies with diabetic mothers
May 12, 2016 -- MRI scans show that babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at 2 months of age than those born to healthy women, according to a new study from the U.K. published May 12 in Diabetes Care.
What's the sweet spot for batch reading mammograms?
May 10, 2016 -- What's the right number of cases to interpret when batch reading mammography studies? Too few can affect productivity, while too many can risk burning out your radiologists. Fortunately, researchers provide some guidance in a new study published in the May 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
RoeKo 2016 focuses attention on breast CT for screening
May 6, 2016 -- The University Medical Center in Göttingen is the only European facility using CT in breast cancer diagnostics. New information is being presented on the technique at the national German Radiology Congress (RöKo 2016), which opened on 4 May in Leipzig.
DBT better characterizes breast lesions in Asian study
May 3, 2016 -- Researchers from Hong Kong have determined that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) had higher sensitivity and better characterized more lesions than full-field digital mammography and synthesized 2D mammography when screening women at moderate risk of breast cancer.
Report: Staffing crisis faces U.K. breast screening
April 22, 2016 -- A new report is predicting a crisis in staffing for breast cancer screening services in the U.K. In a study released on 21 April, researchers describe the country's breast screening program as already understaffed and facing worsening personnel problems in the coming years.
Which breast images do radiologists look at the longest?
April 22, 2016 -- Radiologists spend significantly more time observing mediolateral oblique (MLO) breast images and right images, according to Irish research using eye-tracking software. This knowledge may be useful to help remove any interpretation differences and as a feedback tool.
Abbreviated breast MR rivals standard protocol
April 18, 2016 -- An abbreviated breast MR protocol represents a time-saving method with the same diagnostic potential as the standard protocol for characterizing breast lesions, according to Italian researchers. The abbreviated protocol can cut postprocessing time, they say.
Spectral data enrich mammography
April 15, 2016 -- Spectral mammography could help reduce breast cancer screening recalls by distinguishing solid lesions from cysts, said researchers from Sweden and the U.K. who have developed a new method to measure the energy-dependent x-ray attenuation of tissue.
DBT plus FFDM boosts invasive cancer detection rates
April 7, 2016 -- A new literature review published in The Breast has confirmed that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to breast screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) boosts invasive cancer detection rates, and it may reduce recall and false-positive rates as well.