Danish study lauds breast screening, rebuts controversy
January 11, 2018 -- A new Danish study shows breast cancer screening in the country performs well, with a sensitivity of more than 70% and a specificity of nearly 98%. The researchers also refute claims from other studies that question whether pilot screening programs reduced breast cancer mortality and only led to overdiagnosis.  Discuss
3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy
January 11, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a 3D-printed robot-guided device capable of facilitating MR-guided breast biopsy and improving the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis. Biopsies can even be performed inside the MRI scanner.  Discuss
DBT, synthetic 2D mammography beat standard screening
January 10, 2018 -- Single-reading digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthesized 2D mammography increased cancer detection and decreased recalls compared with double-reading standard mammography in a new study, published online by European Radiology on 2 January. In addition, standard mammography did not improve results when added to DBT.  Discuss
3D DTI-MRI can suggest weak cervix, pregnancy issues
December 22, 2017 -- Three-dimensional diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) examinations of the cervix may have discovered at least one reason why some pregnant women miscarry or go into labor prematurely, according to a U.K. study published online on 11 December.  Discuss
False-positive mammogram triples risk of interval cancer
December 20, 2017 -- A prior false-positive finding on mammography triples the likelihood that a woman will have an interval breast cancer, according to a study from Norway published on 14 December in Radiology. The findings indicate that more frequent screening could be advisable for women with false-positive findings.  Discuss
PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence
December 18, 2017 -- PET/MRI can better detect and classify local lesions and distant metastases in women suspected of having recurrent pelvic cancer than MRI alone, according to a study presented at the recent RSNA 2017 annual meeting.  Discuss
Prone edges supine position in breast cancer detection
December 14, 2017 -- Patient positioning is critical to detect breast cancer successfully when using PET/MRI or MRI alone, and placing patients in the prone position greatly increases the chances of discovering lesions compared with when they are in the supine position.  Discuss
AI algorithm matches radiologists in breast screening exams
December 14, 2017 -- How does an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm compare to radiologists when it comes to interpreting screening mammography exams? Their performances were fairly comparable, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss