PET/MRI wins support in breast lesion comparisons
December 16, 2019 -- Researchers from the University of Düsseldorf in Germany have found that the combination of PET with MRI was statistically superior to MRI alone for normal detection and staging of breast cancer, as well as in the detection of distant metastases (M staging). They revealed their findings at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
German team shows value of FDG-PET/MRI in breast cancer
December 13, 2019 -- A new study from Düsseldorf, Germany, has found that FDG-PET/MRI shows promise for accurate staging of breast cancer, but the modality still isn't as accurate as sentinel lymph node biopsy. The researchers presented their results at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Is it transphobic for a patient to request a female-born medic?
December 11, 2019 -- A woman who asked for her U.K. National Health Service breast screening examination to be carried out by a female-born radiographer was referred to as a transphobe by a hospital group, according to a report published on 8 December by the Sunday Times.  Discuss
Doubts persist over DBT's clinical impact
December 4, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is developing fast, but some challenges and questions remain in terms of efficiency, efficacy, safety, and quality assurance, as well as the long-term effect on mortality, two leading researchers have noted in an RSNA 2019 presentation.  Discuss
What's AI's clinical role in breast screening?
December 2, 2019 -- The critically important task of showing how artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance patient management surfaced on the first day of RSNA 2019, when the latest clinical evidence of AI's potential contribution in breast screening came under intense scrutiny.  Discuss
Perform biennial screening at 45, say European guidelines
November 27, 2019 -- A new set of guidelines from Europe advise that women should be screened for breast cancer every two to three years between the ages of 45 and 74. The authors suggest that the harm caused by annual screening may well outweigh the benefits.  Discuss
CTPA effectively rules out PE in pregnant women
November 21, 2019 -- A 17-year Swiss study involving pregnant women with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) has shown that CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) rarely indicates the disease and more often detects alternative diagnoses. Also, the radiation dose exposure dropped by one-third during the study period.  Discuss
U.K. releases new guidelines on breast screening
November 19, 2019 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published detailed guidance on screening and symptomatic breast imaging. Its 27-page report includes advice on the imaging of breast implants and the optimum use of ultrasound.  Discuss
Study of 5M women shows when to start breast screening
November 14, 2019 -- A study of more than 5 million Swedish women released on 14 November in JAMA Oncology provides tangible guidance on when screening should begin for those with a family history of breast cancer. It suggests screening may need to start up to 14 years earlier than national guidelines recommend.  Discuss
German study finds mortality drop after breast screening
November 14, 2019 -- In a large cohort, German researchers observed a reduction in late-stage breast cancer incidence and mortality in women screened for breast cancer, which is most likely due to screening. Also, they noticed overdiagnosis was moderate.  Discuss