Is breast MRI worth the recall rate in clinical exams?
February 13, 2020 -- MRI has a high sensitivity when it comes to breast cancer, but the modality also has a recall rate of more than 11% and may not be worth the additional recalls for a high-risk patient population, according to a research team from Dublin.  Discuss
Italian team focuses on presurgical staging of breast cancer
February 7, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography can achieve an excellent diagnostic performance in the presurgical staging of breast cancer, and symptomatic patients with palpable lesions benefit most from this technique, Italian researchers have reported.  Discuss
Dutch shine light on breast microcalcifications
February 5, 2020 -- Newer imaging technologies can have a major impact on early breast cancer detection. That's the view of Dutch authors who have compared the performance of full-field digital mammography against film-screen mammography for microcalcifications.  Discuss
Why do Italian women miss breast screening visits?
February 3, 2020 -- Logistical problems and personal beliefs play a key role in skipping breast cancer screening. That is the key finding of Italian researchers, who investigated why more than 30% of women miss their appointments in the northeastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.  Discuss
Meet the finalists for EuroMinnies 2020
January 29, 2020 -- The race is hotting up for the EuroMinnies, AuntMinnieEurope.com's annual awards scheme. Dozens of nominations were received, and our expert panelists have now cast their votes and agreed on 16 finalists in eight categories. Find out who made the final cut.
Viennese biomarker study casts light on breast cancer risk
January 24, 2020 -- Austrian investigators have used PET and MRI to find out that patients with a malignant tumor in one breast have lower levels of certain biomarkers in the contralateral, healthy breast. They examined 141 women who had imaging abnormalities in one breast and a tumor-free contralateral breast.  Discuss
QA checks have only minor impact on radiographer reporting
January 15, 2020 -- Dutch researchers have found that quality assurance (QA) sessions in which a radiologist reviewed recalls recommended by radiologists and radiographers identified fewer than 1% of missed breast cancers. The study included 467,000 women who participated in the Dutch breast screening program.  Discuss
Large Google Health study gives boost to breast AI
January 2, 2020 -- A Google Health study involving nearly 29,000 mammograms from the U.K. and U.S. has provided fresh evidence that artificial intelligence (AI) can be as effective as human radiologists at detecting breast cancer. The findings were published in Nature on 1 January.  Discuss
Novel method detects metastases in endometrial cancer
December 31, 2019 -- Swedish researchers have found that using ultrasound together with endometrial biopsy results and clinical characteristics helps predict the risk of lymph node metastases in endometrial cancer patients before surgery. They presented their findings in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Deep learning boosts prediction of breast cancer risk
December 18, 2019 -- Swedish researchers are convinced an artificial intelligence algorithm that analyzes negative screening mammography exams can produce more accurate forecasts of a woman's future risk of breast cancer than models based on breast density measurements. They published their results online on 17 December in Radiology.  Discuss