Hybrid imaging gives boost to ovarian biopsies
January 13, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have used a targeted, ultrasound-guided tissue biopsy method that superimposed CT images with tumor habitat maps onto ultrasound images in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer.  Discuss
What does it take to do great research?
January 11, 2021 -- Top researchers must be committed and intellectually able, establish a strong track record, and perform well in audits, according to oncology imaging expert Prof. Fiona Gilbert. Along with Dr. Erika Denton and Prof. Amaka Offiah, she has given practical research tips in a free podcast.  Discuss
New study investigates what influences mammography
January 11, 2021 -- Breast cancer cases are growing in Turkey and other low- and middle-income countries, prompting researchers to look for factors that may influence whether a woman decides to participate in mammography or clinical breast examinations.  Discuss
Germans shine light on family breast cancer history
January 8, 2021 -- A large German study has found that women with a family history of breast cancer had a higher rate of cancers detected on imaging and cancers that were a smaller size at diagnosis. The results suggest the higher cancer detection rate may be tied to additional screening rather than family history.  Discuss
Sweden's Karolinska unveils breast AI results
December 23, 2020 -- Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have found that a breast cancer risk assessment model based on artificial intelligence (AI) outperformed traditional methods. The AI model beat conventional risk models used alone and when combined with breast density data.  Discuss
Prototype breast device displays much promise
December 23, 2020 -- A team from Heidelberg in Germany has reported that a prototype device combining 3D automated breast ultrasound and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performed well in a feasibility study. The scanner identified 97% of cancers and added only about a minute to the DBT exam time.  Discuss
New data reveal true scale of missed scans and backlog
December 21, 2020 -- At least 4.4 million fewer diagnostic examination scans were performed in England between April and September 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, BBC News reported on 17 December. One in seven patients is now waiting more than three months for a scan.  Discuss
Spanish show the way on contrast-enhanced mammography
December 14, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography is becoming a useful clinical technique due to its relatively low cost, increasing availability, and suitability for women who are contraindicated for MRI, but some important practical drawbacks remain, according to award-winning Spanish research presented at the RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
When is it safe to skip breast radiotherapy?
December 11, 2020 -- Omitting radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery should be an option for older patients with localized, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who are receiving adjuvant hormone therapy, Scottish investigators have reported at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
Dispute escalates over MRI's role in breast screening
December 8, 2020 -- A fierce debate is underway in the Netherlands over the use of MRI for screening women with dense breasts. The Dutch Society of Radiology has voiced its strong opposition to recent national guidance issued by the Health Council. The Health Council is against the use of MRI in breast cancer screening.  Discuss