AuntMinnieEurope.com Women's Imaging Insider

Dear Women's Imaging Insider,

Welcome to your first edition of the Women's Imaging Insider for 2014 -- we have lots of interesting news for you this week!

First up, German researchers found that mammography screening with a photon-counting digital mammography system turned in higher cancer detection rates at lower radiation doses than conventional digital mammography units in a real-world screening environment. What exactly is photon-counting digital mammography, and what else did the study team find? Read more.

Conventional wisdom says to use ultrasound first when a woman comes into the emergency department with possible ovarian torsion. However, a new study appearing in the European Journal of Radiology says otherwise. What imaging modality do the researchers advise? Find out.

We'd also like to point to coverage of the recent Arab Health 2014 meeting. During a Total Radiology session, it was stated that finding a suspicious breast lesion is just the start of the path toward optimal management and treatment of breast cancer, and multiple imaging modalities should be used. What sort of imaging modalities? Click here to read all about it.

Also in your Women's Imaging Digital Community, here are several other stories you'll want to peruse:

  • The U.K. has updated its uterine artery embolization guidelines. For women with symptomatic fibroids, uterine artery embolization is one of the main treatment options alongside surgical procedures, endometrial ablation, and medical management.

  • Digital breast tomosynthesis has been praised as a powerful tool in the breast imaging armamentarium, but these 3D studies can also be time-consuming and complicated for radiologists to interpret. Computer-aided detection technology may be of assistance, Italian researchers have found.

  • Quantitative 3D breast image analysis of ductal carcinoma in situ on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI can potentially shed light on the prognosis of these often mysterious lesions. Read more.

There are lots of other stories you'll want to read (or watch!) in your Women's Imaging Digital community, so be sure to head on over there or click the links below this message.

As always, I enjoy hearing from you so drop me a line.

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