Breast MRI lesion score can cut unnecessary biopsies
June 15, 2020 -- A lesion classification scheme named after breast MRI pioneer Dr. Werner Kaiser may help prevent anywhere from 45% to 72.5% of unnecessary breast biopsies in high-risk patients, Austrian researchers have found. The tool also refutes the notion of benign-appearing cancers.  Discuss
Italian team unveils novel data on PET/CT of breast cancer
June 12, 2020 -- Researchers from Milan have found that FDG-PET/CT can identify breast cancer metastases predicted by elevated tumor marker values in asymptomatic patients who have undergone locoregional therapy. They published their results on 9 June in Oncology.  Discuss
New advances in ovarian cancer detection offer hope
June 4, 2020 -- Important hurdles such as reproducibility and lack of automation must be overcome before radiomics is integrated as a clinical adjunct in ovarian cancer detection, but artificial intelligence shows considerable promise in this area, according to a leading European specialist in women's imaging.  Discuss
How can FDG-PET/CT be best used for breast cancer?
June 1, 2020 -- FDG-PET/CT can be an effective tool when it comes to breast cancer staging and treatment evaluation, but it still shouldn't be used for diagnosis, a Spanish expert told attendees at a webinar held on 28 May by the European Society for Hybrid, Molecular, and Translational Imaging (ESHIMT).  Discuss
U.K. study gives new data on long-term risks of DCIS
May 28, 2020 -- Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) during screening are at higher risk of developing breast cancer and of death from breast cancer, according to research involving over 35,000 women published on 27 May by the BMJ. One expert has called the study "revolutionary."  Discuss
Breast screening set to resume soon in Sweden and Hungary
May 13, 2020 -- An imaging facility in Sweden plans to restart breast cancer screening in the next week or two, and clinics across Hungary expect to start screening patients regularly from 1 June, expert sources have revealed to AuntMinnieEurope.com.  Discuss
New Swedish study proves breast screening's value
May 11, 2020 -- A new study of mammography screening in Sweden may not settle the debate over whether screening or therapy should get the credit for the drop in breast cancer mortality, but it does cast a vote in mammography's favor by finding a 41% mortality reduction.  Discuss
Ultrasound ablation advances for benign breast lesions
May 5, 2020 -- Ultrasound-guided percutaneous microwave ablation is becoming a valuable treatment for benign breast lesions, and skilled interventional radiologists can perfect their technique faster than surgeons can, according to a new study of 755 such lesions published online on 30 April in European Radiology.  Discuss
U.K. staffing crisis deepens, RCR asserts
April 21, 2020 -- Workforce shortages in clinical radiology are increasing year-on-year, resulting in delayed diagnoses and lower-quality patient care, according to the latest annual census from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Shortages of interventional and breast radiologists are an area of particular concern.  Discuss
Keep family close in a crisis, Kuhl urges
April 14, 2020 -- In trying times, all of us look for certainty in our lives. For Dr. Christiane Kuhl, the leading radiology researcher, a solid and constantly reassuring aspect of her life is her family. In part 2 of our exclusive interview, she talks about her family and her department.  Discuss