AuntMinnieEurope.com Women's Imaging Insider

Dear Women's Imaging Insider,

Welcome to the latest edition of this Insider. In your Women's Imaging Digital Community, you'll find loads of interesting stories.

For instance, did you see today's article about uterine fibroids? German researchers compared MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound with uterine artery embolization for the first time. How did each treatment option stack up? Is one better than another? Find out now.

Also, Portuguese researchers compared mammography quality assurance programs around the world and found they leave something to be desired. Harmonization and best practices in mammography would benefit from more detailed guidance, the researchers concluded. What do you think should be included in quality assurance programs? Let us know in the comments section.

Do women younger than 40 with breast cancer have different imaging characteristics than their older counterparts? That's what French researchers sought to determine. They also looked at genetic profiles of younger and older women with breast cancer. Read about what they discovered.

Also in your Women's Imaging Digital Community you'll find the following:

  • A new breast elastography technique is demonstrating promise as a reliable method for measuring the stiffness of healthy breast tissue. The standardized values may even differentiate parenchyma and fatty tissue from breast lesions, German researchers concluded.

  • A new entrant is venturing into the breast tomosynthesis market with a product that's begun shipping in Europe.

  • A tailored breast cancer screening program for women between the ages of 40 and 49 is not only feasible and affordable, it's effective for finding asymptomatic, low-stage tumors, Italian researchers discovered.

There's so much more to read, so head on over and check out the rest of the stories you'll find or just scroll below. Enjoy!

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