Dear Women's Imaging Insider,
Women referred for breast MRI exams often have metallic biopsy clips placed within or adjacent to a lesion, and these clips produce metallic artifacts that can lead to misinterpretations.
Researchers from Innsbruck, Austria, have taken a close look at this topic. They presented their results recently at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), and their analysis deserves a close look.
Today's second ISMRM 2022 report focuses on a thought-provoking study by Keith Cover, PhD, an independent researcher from Amsterdam. He found that MRI screening can detect invasive breast cancers about six years earlier than mammography.
Another group of investigators in the Netherlands has reported that artificial intelligence can help cut radiologist workloads by nearly 16% when it comes to ultrafast breast MRI scans by identifying images most likely to have cancer. Their article was published on 26 May in European Radiology.
In a rare positive news story about Ukraine, a German radiologist and his colleagues in Mainz have spoken about their efforts to help deliver aid to refugees, most of whom are women and children. The doctors are bringing some refugees to Mainz, where they are even taking care of the women's breast screening exams.
The full impact of the pandemic on breast cancer screening and treatment is only just starting to emerge. Hungarian researchers have released new information on this subject.
This letter features only a few of the many reports posted in the Women's Imaging Community over the past few weeks. Please scroll through the full list below, and feel free to contact me if you have ideas for future coverage.