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New BI-RADS uncouples assessment and management
March 11, 2014 -- VIENNA - The fifth edition of the BI-RADS atlas has been released, and while there have been several changes, perhaps the most important is the uncoupling of assessment category and management recommendation, according to presenters at an ECR 2014 session on Sunday afternoon.
Use MRI to diagnose PIP breast implant ruptures, Dutch say
March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - MRI has high accuracy in diagnosing rupture in silicone breast implants, ECR 2014 delegates learned on Saturday morning. This is particularly useful as many women are being imaged regardless of symptoms due to the recent recall of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) silicone breast implants.
New radiographers outperform older counterparts at breast positioning
March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Older does not connote wiser, at least in the case of breast radiographers. In a surprising study from the Netherlands presented on Thursday at ECR 2014, researchers found that new radiographers performed better than experienced ones in terms of breast positioning.
Monitor breast screening on the local level, Dutch say
February 28, 2014 -- Researchers have found significant variations in the performance of pairs of radiologists assigned to double read screening mammograms in a breast cancer screening program in the Netherlands. The findings emphasize the importance of monitoring radiologist performance on a local scale, they concluded.
We do not want to go back to the Dark Ages of breast screening
February 12, 2014 -- The publication of long-term follow-up results in BMJ from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study has revived an ongoing debate over the methods used in the trial. In this Second Opinion article, Dr. László Tabár of the University of Uppsala presents his view of the study.
New data from Canadian study revive breast screening battle
February 11, 2014 -- The battle over breast screening was revived yet again this week with data from a controversial Canadian study in BMJ that cast doubt on mammography's effectiveness for women ages 40 to 59. Mammography proponents quickly rose to point out flaws in the trial, which contradicts other population-based breast screening studies.
CT adequate to make, exclude diagnosis for ovarian torsion, researchers say
February 6, 2014 -- CT is not significantly different from ultrasound in identifying ovarian torsion, according to a new study in the European Journal of Radiology. The results suggest when CT demonstrates ovarian torsion findings, another imaging exam (such as ultrasound) is unlikely to improve preoperative diagnostic yield.
German study gives photon-counting mammography high marks
February 4, 2014 -- German researchers found that mammography screening with a photon-counting digital mammography system turned in higher cancer detection rates at lower radiation doses than conventional digital mammography units in a real-world screening environment, according to a new study in Radiology.
Arab Health: Multimodality imaging key to managing breast cancer
January 27, 2014 -- DUBAI - Finding a suspicious breast lesion is just the start of the path toward optimal management and treatment of breast cancer, and multiple imaging modalities should be used, according to a talk by Dr. Rola Shaheen on the opening day of the Total Radiology sessions at Arab Health 2014.
U.K. updates guidelines on uterine artery embolization
January 15, 2014 -- For women with symptomatic fibroids, uterine artery embolization is one of the main treatment options alongside surgical procedures, endometrial ablation, and medical management, a working group that includes the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has noted in new guidelines.
Advanced MRI helps unravel mysteries of babies' brains
January 14, 2014 -- Some 85 billion neurons and upwards of 100 trillion connections -- the adult human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. But how does such a rich neural network grow from a tiny fetus? And how does that growth affect the way our brains ultimately function?
CAD provides boost for digital breast tomosynthesis
January 13, 2014 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis has been praised as a powerful tool in the breast imaging armamentarium, but these 3D studies can also be time-consuming and complicated for radiologists to interpret. Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology may be of assistance, Italian researchers have found.
Quantitative 3D image analysis enables DCIS staging
January 2, 2014 -- Quantitative 3D breast image analysis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI can potentially shed light on the prognosis of these often mysterious lesions, according to research presented at RSNA 2013.
Body CT shows breast abnormalities
December 16, 2013 -- The greater use of CT has resulted in more detection of incidental breast lesions unrelated to the primary diagnostic inquiry. It is important to have knowledge of imaging features that help in categorizing these lesions as benign or malignant, thereby guiding appropriate patient management.
FDG-PET/MRI aids patients with suspected pelvic malignancy
December 16, 2013 -- Evidence for the efficacy of whole-body FDG-PET/MRI continues to mount, as the hybrid modality outperformed MRI alone for staging women with suspected pelvic malignancies in a German study presented at this month's RSNA meeting in Chicago.