RCR reacts to breast screening blunder affecting 450K women
May 2, 2018 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is expressing its concern for approximately 450,000 older women who for years did not receive notices for final breast screenings.
Austrians boost breast screening sensitivity 'at low cost'
April 30, 2018 -- How can radiologists prevent women with dense breasts from slipping through the screening net? Austrian researchers have achieved good results by combining screening with mammography and ultrasound in a population-based program.  Discuss
Breast cancer overdiagnosis varies based on study design
April 26, 2018 -- Overdiagnosis underpins much of the controversy surrounding breast cancer screening, yet a new multinational study published in the International Journal of Cancer demonstrates overdiagnosis estimates vary widely based upon study design.  Discuss
Can deep learning power mammography CAD to new heights?
April 24, 2018 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software based on a deep-learning algorithm can accurately detect as well as characterize lesions on mammography studies, Hungarian researchers have reported in an article recently published online by Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Uterine model advances ultrasound technology
April 20, 2018 -- The lack of tools for quantitative analysis limits understanding of uterine contractions outside of pregnancy. In recent years, several ultrasound methods based on speckle tracking have gained attention for assessing these contractions, but the methods are still in the developmental phase.  Discuss
Large U.K. study gets specific on breast ultrasound
April 17, 2018 -- Extended ipsilateral breast ultrasound can detect a significant number of extra cancers compared with the standard screening protocol alone, U.K. researchers of an extensive study have revealed. Less effect was demonstrated for complete contralateral breast ultrasound, they added.  Discuss
Multiparametric MRI shines for suspected breast cancer
April 16, 2018 -- Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging each have advantages and disadvantages for assessing suspicious breast lesions. The optimal approach is multiparametric MRI using both methods, according to a new study published online in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
Hyperechogenic breast lesions: Not so benign
April 13, 2018 -- Hyperechogenic breast lesions are rare and described as generally benign. That being the case, these lesions are often overlooked and a biopsy is not recommended. But is that wise? New research suggests it is not the ideal approach.  Discuss