Italian team supports liquid biopsy for MRI of breast cancer cases
April 14, 2021 -- The addition of a liquid biopsy to MRI may improve the ability to evaluate breast cancer treatment response, researchers from the University of Genoa in Italy reported on 10 April. Read More
Most women support AI use in breast screening, U.K. survey finds
April 13, 2021 -- Most women are receptive to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in breast screening and support the use of AI as a decision-support tool or in combination with specialists' input, a Scottish survey of patient attitudes has found. Read More
Hybrid imaging proves value in staging of breast cancer
April 9, 2021 -- PET/CT is very useful in detecting axillary metastases in breast cancer patients and provides important information about the extent of axillary and extra-axillary lymph node involvement, according to researchers from Tel Aviv University. Read More
Swedish study underlines potential value of digital breast tomosynthesis
April 8, 2021 -- Researchers from Sweden have reported that the use of digital breast tomosynthesis may result in lower interval cancer rates and earlier detection than the use of conventional digital mammography. Read More
Debate grows over AI replacing second reader in mammography
March 17, 2021 -- Can artificial intelligence (AI) software replace the second reader used in many breast cancer screening programs in Europe? Dr. Sylvia Heywang-Köbrunner and other experts addressed this hot topic at ECR 2021. Read More
Magnetic seeds enhance breast care at London's Royal Free
March 10, 2021 -- Magnetic seeds are a feasible, cost-effective, and safe method of localizing breast lesions, and they're proving popular with both patients and breast surgeons, according to new research from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Read More
Kuhl provides master class on breast MRI at ECR 2021
March 9, 2021 -- Not everything that glitters is gold, and not everything that enhances in breast MRI is due to breast cancer. That was one of the core messages of Prof. Dr. Christiane Kuhl, PhD, chair of radiology at Aachen University Hospital in Germany, in her ECR talk on how to identify malignant lesions on MRI. Read More
AI enhances classification of breast density on mammography
March 9, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI)-based software application can reduce inter-reader variability in breast density classifications, enabling more consistent mammography reports, according to research presented at ECR 2021. Read More
Lancet commission highlights unequal access to imaging
March 5, 2021 -- The Lancet Oncology Commission on Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine presented its findings from a major research effort on global health disparities on 4 March at ECR 2021. It's vital to get governments to scale up imaging infrastructure, said Dr. Hedvig Hricak, PhD. Read More
AI and breast density foretell potential risk of interval cancer
March 5, 2021 -- The combination of breast density and artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis may be able to significantly reduce the number of interval cancers missed in mammography screening programs, Dutch researchers reported in a Thursday presentation at ECR 2021. Read More