Norwegians shine new light on DBT's vast potential
August 20, 2019 -- Researchers from Oslo have provided fresh evidence that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography in screening yields more cancers in most breast density and patient age groups. They unveiled their results on 13 August in Radiology.  Discuss
Diffusion-weighted imaging of breast begins to come of age
August 19, 2019 -- Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of the breast offers enormous future potential as an imaging biomarker, but multicenter trials are essential to validate single-center studies and establish DWI as a useful clinical decision-making tool, according to Dr. Julia Camps-Herrero, president of the European Society of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Italians find mammography can show cardiovascular disease
August 15, 2019 -- Italian researchers have found that mammography can be a useful way to test for cardiovascular disease at the same time as screening for breast cancer because it identifies breast arterial calcifications, which have been linked to cardiovascular disease risk. They published their results online on 11 August in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Is it time to get serious about the placenta?
August 14, 2019 -- Significant advances are occurring in placental MRI -- particularly the development of texture analysis, machine learning, and radiomic approaches -- and the time is now ripe for systematic and detailed MRI scans of the placenta in pregnancy, a leading French expert believes.  Discuss
AI displays potential for breast ultrasound
August 12, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can yield a promising level of performance for differentiating between benign and malignant solid breast masses on B-mode ultrasound images, but further improvement is still needed, according to research published online on 5 August in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss
Use DWI to streamline breast MRI protocols
August 5, 2019 -- Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can be used to streamline breast MRI protocols, according to a joint German-Austrian study published online on 29 July in European Radiology. The results could lead to shorter breast MRI exams, say the authors.  Discuss
Screening DBT requires less compression, pressure
August 2, 2019 -- Norwegian researchers have found that screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) requires less compression and pressure than digital mammography. They published their findings online on 25 July in Acta Radiologica.  Discuss
U.K. team sheds light on recalls in breast screening
July 29, 2019 -- Seeking to eliminate a woman's anxiety over being recalled after breast screening is a worthy goal, but is it safe to actively drive down the recall rate? Researchers from Manchester addressed this question by analyzing why women were recalled after over 200,000 screening exams.  Discuss
Elastography predicts breast cancer therapy response
July 23, 2019 -- Elastography can help determine treatment response in patients with locally advanced breast cancer during the course of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to a study published in July in BJR.  Discuss
PET/MRI develops growing role in cervical cancer
July 22, 2019 -- PET/MRI can become an increasingly valuable modality for the early-stage diagnosis of cervical cancer, especially when the disease spreads to the parametrium, according to a study published on 17 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss