Week in Review: New concern over radiation dose | Breast lesions in young patients | Tricky gynecological cases

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Radiation safety for female interventional radiologists and radiographers needs urgent attention. That's the view of a group of U.K. researchers, who are convinced that better protection for women is required to minimize the risk of breast cancer.

Much of the personal protective equipment worn during image-guided procedures is inadequate to shield a woman's breasts from radiation, the authors say. They urge employers to act and female staff to wear capped sleeves and axillary wings under standard gowns to protect the upper outer quadrant of the breast. Find out more in the CT Community.

It's vital to recognize the features of gynecological diseases with malignant transformation, according to work that received a magna cum laude award at ECR 2023. The team spelt out how advanced MRI techniques can make the difference in challenging cases of benign gynecological diseases. Learn more in our Women's Imaging Community.

Another eye-catching presentation at the Vienna congress was about the management of breast lesions in children and adolescents. A group from Madrid provided a series of practical tips on how to achieve success in this area.

In other news, Dutch investigators have reported that ultrasound is an accurate standalone modality in assessing focal breast complaints compared with the combination of ultrasound and digital breast tomosynthesis. They evaluated data from nearly 2,000 women and published their analysis on 4 April.

ChatGPT, the artificial-intelligence (AI) chatbot, is attracting widespread interest right now. One intriguing new study focused on the appropriateness of the software's responses to common questions about breast cancer prevention and screening. The authors developed a 25-question test for the AI to answer. What were their key findings? Learn more from our article.

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