Novice readers gain from using two-view DBT for breast lesions
August 2, 2021 -- A French team has found that less experienced readers benefit from using two-view digital mammography plus digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to characterize breast lesions. They published their results on 27 July in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Simple measures can make transgender patients feel welcome
July 29, 2021 -- Data on breast cancer risk for the transgender community remain limited, but radiologists can do their part to create a welcoming environment to encourage transgender people to attend screening exams, new research has found. Read More
Can mammography surveillance help in young breast cancer patients?
July 26, 2021 -- Does yearly mammographic surveillance put a large number of young breast cancer patients at further risk -- and could there be a targeted approach to the follow-up of these women? That was the idea raised in a talk at the recent UK Imaging & Oncology Congress. Read More
European Diploma in Radiology adapts to life under COVID-19
July 20, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has represented a major challenge for organizers of training programs and board examinations, but everyone at the European Board of Radiology has worked tirelessly to identify solutions that minimize the impact on the European Diploma in Radiology, writes Prof. Dr. Laura Oleaga, PhD. Read More
U.K. watchdog calls for urgent improvements in radiology services
July 8, 2021 -- A highly critical report released on 8 July by the U.K. Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has expressed deep concerns about the state of medical imaging services and called for prompt and concerted action by government and hospital groups. Read More
Misdiagnosis leads to mastectomy for nurse who didn't have cancer
June 29, 2021 -- A hospice nurse in the north of England received a mastectomy after being incorrectly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, according to a report posted on 28 June by BBC News. Read More
Which factors influence women's risk of benign breast diseases?
June 29, 2021 -- Investigators from Sweden's Karolinska Institute have found that the risk of the most common benign breast diseases by hormonal factors was influenced by age, while family history of breast cancer was associated with the risk of proliferative and nonproliferative benign breast diseases. Read More
New study identifies short pandemic diagnostic mammography intervals
June 25, 2021 -- It's realistic and achievable to keep diagnostic mammography exam intervals short, even during a pandemic, Canadian authors have reported in an article posted online on 18 June by European Radiology. Read More
Investigation highlights midwife's failure to read ultrasound scans
June 23, 2021 -- A patient had to make an agonizing decision to terminate her first pregnancy at 25 weeks after a midwife said she was too busy to read two ultrasound exams showing serious fetal abnormalities, according to a report issued on 21 June by the New Zealand authorities. The problems with the pregnancy could have been picked up a month earlier, the report found. Read More
Chest CT can help identify incidental and suspicious breast lesions
June 21, 2021 -- Radiologists should keep in mind breast cancer when interpreting chest CT scans acquired in women for other indications, according to researchers from the University Hospital Regensburg in Germany. A thorough examination of the breast on routine chest CT exams is crucial, they say. Read More