Danish breast cancer screening scandal escalates
May 24, 2019 -- Thousands of women in Denmark younger than age 50 who have family risk factors for breast cancer or have had previous surgery may not have received screening exams they should have had, according to an article in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.  Discuss
Kuhl brings the curtain down in Montreal
May 22, 2019 -- Better risk assessment methods and more appropriate utilization of imaging modalities such as breast MRI open the door for personalized cancer screening strategies, Prof. Christiane Kuhl told delegates in the closing Mansfield Lecture at last week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting in Montreal.  Discuss
3D MRI captures changes to fetal head during birth
May 16, 2019 -- Researchers from France have used 3D MRI to visualize changes to the shape of the fetal brain and skull during the second stage of labor. The images revealed that fetal heads may experience greater stress than previously imagined, according to an article published online on 15 May in PLOS One.  Discuss
DBT alone is safe for population-based screening
May 15, 2019 -- Researchers from Norway have found that breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthesized 2D mammography performs comparably to digital mammography and can safely be used alone in population-based screening programs. Their study of nearly 29,000 women was published on 8 May in Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
New breast CAD advances detection with MRI, PET
May 3, 2019 -- Researchers from Austria have developed a new computer-aided segmentation and diagnostic (CAD) algorithm to distinguish between cancerous and benign breast lesions using PET and MRI data. Their study was published online on 27 April in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss
Contrast mammo equals MRI for measuring tumor size
April 30, 2019 -- Korean researchers have found that contrast-enhanced digital mammography works just as well as contrast-enhanced breast MRI for measuring breast tumors before surgery, according to a study published on 24 April in the British Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Augmented reality helps guide uterine tumor surgery
April 29, 2019 -- Researchers from France have used augmented reality technology to overlay 3D models based on MRI scans onto a real-time video of the uterus, helping clinical staff to locate tumors and determine the best approach for their surgical removal. The results were recently published online in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.  Discuss
Breast MRI equally proficient at 1.5T and 3T
April 25, 2019 -- Talk about a win-win. Choosing either a 1.5-tesla or 3-tesla MRI scan for breast imaging will result in comparably high diagnostic accuracy, according to a study published in the May issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Tips and tricks for imaging the pelvic floor
April 17, 2019 -- A key strength of MRI is it allows accurate anatomic and functional evaluation of the three pelvic compartments, enabling the correct identification of the compartments involved, according to award-winning Portuguese researchers. It often leads to identification of other causes of genitourinary complaints, they said.  Discuss
BMJ: Mammography skeptics attack AgeX trial design
April 16, 2019 -- A team of British researchers known for past criticism of screening mammography is arguing that the design of the U.K.'s Age Extension Trial of Breast Cancer Screening (AgeX) is flawed. The group believes evidence from the trial should not be used to justify extending breast screening beyond existing age ranges, according to an analysis published online on 10 April in BMJ.  Discuss