Spanish team shines light on future breast cancer risk
October 16, 2020 -- Women with benign breast disease found after their first mammogram or with breast tissue with a proliferative presentation have a much higher risk of developing breast cancer than their peers, researchers from Barcelona, Spain, have reported.  Discuss
Breast CT can predict cardiovascular disease risk
October 14, 2020 -- A research group led by Prof. Helena Verkooijen from UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands, has used CT scans of coronary artery calcium to predict which patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. They reported their findings at the recent European Breast Cancer Conference.  Discuss
3 ways COVID-19 is transforming breast cancer care
October 5, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative effect on breast cancer care, according to a panel held on 3 October at the 2020 European Breast Cancer Conference. Speakers presented evidence that the pandemic is leading to less breast screening and fewer quality-of-life-enhancing procedures.  Discuss
Breast study sheds light on detection of high-risk cancers
October 5, 2020 -- Breast cancers that are detected in the interval between national screening program mammograms have a worse prognosis than those detected at the time of a screening, even if they have the same biology, researchers from the Netherlands reported at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference on 3 October.  Discuss
Sardanelli's group gives verdict on breast screening
October 2, 2020 -- The influential Milan-based research group headed by Prof. Francesco Sardanelli has provided new analysis that screening mammography will be vital to preventing breast cancer deaths, even in the age of precision medicine. The team published its work on 25 September in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss
MRI flags asymptomatic brain metastasis in breast cancer
September 21, 2020 -- A new German study looking at breast cancer brain metastasis detection by MRI has revealed that patients survive longer and may undergo less aggressive treatment if metastases are discovered before the onset of symptoms. The findings are to be presented at the virtual European Breast Cancer Conference on 2-3 October.  Discuss
Breast specialists must anticipate 2nd COVID-19 wave
September 15, 2020 -- It's likely that there will be a second wave of COVID-19 illness going into the autumn and winter, and breast imaging specialists must continue to be proactive in planning for it, according to a report published on 1 September in the European Journal of Radiology Open.  Discuss
After Brexit: Device regulations come under scrutiny
September 15, 2020 -- The U.K. has produced advice on how to launch medical devices on the market after the Brexit transition period ends on 1 January 2021. Regulatory expert Mike Pogose discusses how the new procedures will affect imaging manufacturers and their customers.  Discuss
U.K. team spots COVID-19 in breast MRI case
September 4, 2020 -- Staff at a leading hospital in London have diagnosed COVID-19 infection in a 68-year-old woman who underwent an MRI examination for breast cancer staging, after a radiologist spotted unusual pulmonary findings on the scan.  Discuss
RCR pinpoints regional workforce disparities in U.K.
August 27, 2020 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published a series of reports highlighting significant national and regional staffing variations that persist across the U.K. Individual documents for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales also show the scale of radiologist shortages in each country.  Discuss