Abbreviated breast MRI proves value for invasive cancer
February 27, 2020 -- A 10-minute MRI scan may be superior to digital breast tomosynthesis in women with dense tissue, writes a U.S.-German team. The group published the results of a 48-center study in the 25 February issue of JAMA.  Discuss
Women dominate in 2020 EuroMinnies awards
February 25, 2020 -- Women have dominated the 2020 EuroMinnies award scheme, collecting the prizes for Most Influential Radiology Researcher, Most Effective Radiology Educator, Radiology Rising Star, and Scientific Paper of the Year. Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Sweden have provided the winners in these four categories.  Discuss
Dutch unveil new data on claims against radiology
February 18, 2020 -- Breast and musculoskeletal imaging accounted for over a third of legal allegations made against radiologists and trainees over the past decade, but the total number of cases remains low, according to Dutch figures published online on 17 February by European Radiology.  Discuss
Does double reading mammography make sense?
February 18, 2020 -- New research confirms that a double reading of a mammogram, followed by a consensus review when the recommendations don't align, helps to reduce recall rates without affecting cancer detection. The analysis was published online on 11 February in Radiology.  Discuss
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