Swedish study gives nod to DBT; Europe's blueprint for lung cancer screening; special focus on IAEA

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

A new study from Sweden has given a boost to the idea that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) could be a viable screening modality.

Researchers from Lund University compared a single-view DBT technique with the screening gold standard, two-view digital mammography. They found that not only did one-view DBT detect more cancers, but it did so at a lower radiation dose. To learn more, click here or visit our Women's Imaging Community.

In other DBT news, the modality is superior to full-field digital mammography for detection of microcalcifications, according to an Italian researcher. The study may represent another step toward the evolution of more routine use of 3D mammography in breast imaging. Find out more here.

Over the past year or so, CT lung cancer screening has received considerable media attention in the U.S., but relatively little in Europe. That looks set to change, following the publication of an important white paper that seeks to bring clarity to the debate over the usefulness of lung cancer screening.

Two leading chest radiologists, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and Dr. Lorenzo Bonomo, were the lead authors, so we must take this document seriously. To read more, go to our CT Community, or click here.

Have you ever wondered what goes on at the huge, curved, gray building located right next to the Austria Center Vienna, the home of the ECR since 1991? Now is your chance to find out. We went to interview the imaging boss at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Get the full story here.

The Irish Times published a report at the end of last week about errors by three locum radiologists, and this has started a debate about the role and work of locums. Dr. Leo Lawler, a member of our editorial advisory board, has contributed to this discussion. Visit the Digital X-Ray Community, or click here. And don't miss the Forum comment posted below the article.

Meanwhile, U.K. researchers were among the star performers at the recent American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting. To find out more, click here.

Finally, make sure you read our fascinating Case of the Week report involving a 28-year-old stand-up paddle boarding enthusiast, submitted by Greek authors.

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