Lancet commission highlights unequal access to imaging
March 5, 2021 -- The Lancet Oncology Commission on Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine presented its findings from a major research effort on global health disparities on 4 March at ECR 2021. It's vital to get governments to scale up imaging infrastructure, said Dr. Hedvig Hricak, PhD. Read More
AI and breast density foretell potential risk of interval cancer
March 5, 2021 -- The combination of breast density and artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis may be able to significantly reduce the number of interval cancers missed in mammography screening programs, Dutch researchers reported in a Thursday presentation at ECR 2021. Read More
Automated breast positioning comes under scrutiny at ECR 2021
March 3, 2021 -- A prize-winning ECR 2021 study of mammographic screening images has shown that automated analysis of breast positioning found a significant number of inadequate images in the technical repeats attributed to positioning errors. Read More
German study scrutinizes economics of MRI for dense breasts
February 18, 2021 -- A German study has shown that in high-risk breast cancer patients, MR mammography is a cost-effective alternative to mammography in a yearly screening setting. Read More
Dutch parliament supports MRI screening for dense breasts
February 11, 2021 -- The second chamber of the Dutch parliament has voted unanimously in favor of women with dense breast tissue undergoing MRI exams as part of the national screening program, following lively debate between radiologists and politicians over recent weeks. Read More
Dutch experts lock horns over MRI's screening role in dense breasts
February 9, 2021 -- The heated debate over the pros and cons of contrast-enhanced mammography and MRI for screening women with dense breast tissue has resurfaced in the Netherlands, with parliament scheduled to vote on the use of MRI as a screening tool. Read More
Danish study shows outdoor work reduces risk of breast cancer
February 8, 2021 -- Working outdoors in sectors like agriculture may come with the benefit of a lower risk of breast cancer for women over 50, according to research published on 1 February in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Read More