MR-HIFU is safe, effective for uterine fibroids
October 25, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have found that MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is a safe therapy for treating uterine fibroids, with a reintervention rate comparable to that of uterine artery embolization. Study results were published on 15 October in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Review of England screening programs seeks broad change
October 17, 2019 -- An independent review of adult screening programs in England -- including the country's breast cancer program -- has called for sweeping reform, including a new governance model and the replacement of outdated IT systems and imaging equipment. Read More
U.K. group finds value in third-trimester ultrasound
October 16, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have found that ultrasound scans performed late in pregnancy -- such as at 35 to 37 weeks of gestation -- can reveal a number of fetal abnormalities that may not have been evident on ultrasound scans conducted earlier, according to a study published on 8 October in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Read More
Conebeam CT more comfortable than mammography
September 27, 2019 -- The majority of women find conebeam CT (CBCT) a more comfortable option for breast cancer screening than mammography, largely because CBCT does not involve compression, according to a study published online on 16 September in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
What's the best minimum age for breast biopsies?
September 24, 2019 -- For a woman with a breast lump, biopsy is usually undertaken in those over the age of 25. However, the limit could probably be extended to 35 years without having a substantial effect on diagnostic accuracy, if certain criteria were adopted, according to an experienced clinical radiologist from the U.K. Read More