Novel x-ray method promises dramatic cut in radiation dose
September 23, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography with monochromatic x-rays provides a simpler and more effective imaging technique at substantially lower radiation dose, two global researchers wrote in the European Journal of Radiology on 18 September. Read More
Should breast radiologists undergo self-assessment test?
September 13, 2021 -- A national breast cancer screening self-evaluation test implemented in Italy is showing signs of success, and the developers are convinced readers should undergo such a test. However, some experts warn the Italian initiative needs to be improved. Read More
Experts give top tips on how to succeed in breast imaging
September 9, 2021 -- What personal qualities do you need to achieve success in breast imaging? How should you approach artificial intelligence? How can you conduct better research? What can be said about the future? Radiologists from across Europe share their advice. Read More
Novel analysis highlights shortcomings of breast AI
September 8, 2021 -- U.K. researchers have found that evidence is insufficient on the accuracy or clinical effect of introducing artificial intelligence (AI) to examine mammograms on the screening pathway. They published their findings on 1 September in the BMJ. Read More
AI detects cancer on mammography but is inferior to double reading
September 7, 2021 -- Investigators from Lund University in Sweden have found artificial intelligence (AI) software can detect cancers on digital mammography that had originally been found on digital breast tomosynthesis, but AI falls short of double reading by radiologists. Read More
Socioeconomic factors influence take-up of breast cancer screening
September 3, 2021 -- Women are more likely to get breast screening if they have better education, speak English in the home, or own a car, while screening rates tend to drop if women live farther away from the screening location, Australian researchers have found. Read More
Europe gets fresh advice on COVID-19 vaccines and breast imaging
August 24, 2021 -- In a bid for clarity, the European Society of Breast Imaging has issued new recommendations to standardize patient management and reduce unnecessary imaging and invasive procedures in cases of unilateral axillary lymphadenopathy -- a frequent mild side effect of COVID-19 vaccination. Read More
Report: Breast cancer survival could be boosted by investment
August 20, 2021 -- There are shocking disparities in breast cancer survival between low-income and high-income countries around the world, but these differences could be addressed by major investments in treatment and diagnosis, according to a simulation study published on 17 August in Lancet Oncology. Read More
Should older women receive breast screening less often?
August 16, 2021 -- Can women in their early 70s receive breast screening less frequently? A group from Italy tested a three-year screening interval in these women, concluding that the proposal needs more investigation. The team published its results on 6 August in European Radiology. Read More
László Tabár shares his latest thoughts on breast AI
August 10, 2021 -- The sensitivity and specificity of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms must be compared with that of experienced readers who follow strict mammography viewing protocols, according to breast imaging pioneer Dr. László Tabár, who urges caution when comparing the performance of AI with that of radiologists. Read More