Swiss claim drop in breast cancer not due to mammography
March 21, 2018 -- Breast cancer mortality dropped strongly from the 1990s onward in Switzerland, but is the decline due to mammography screening programs? The authors of a new study published on 14 March in BMJ Open say that's possible, but it could also be due to other factors such as advances in treatment.  Discuss
PET/MRI, PET/CT can add to initial breast cancer staging
March 20, 2018 -- Both PET/MRI and PET/CT perform admirably in the initial staging of breast cancer patients, but there are subtle nuances between the hybrid modalities of which clinicians should be aware, according to a Swiss study presented earlier this month at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna
March 8, 2018 -- The huge red dragon that dominated the registration area of ECR 2018 looked amazing in everybody's photos, but what were the lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in a decidedly chilly Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of the five key themes.  Discuss
Focus on FOCUS, a new DWI-MRI protocol for breast lesions
March 5, 2018 -- A new type of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is giving conventional breast MRI a run for its money. Field-of-view optimized and constrained undistorted single-shot (FOCUS) imaging can identify 85% of suspicious breast lesions, ECR 2018 delegates learned in Vienna.  Discuss
Evidence-based medicine 'misused' in breast MRI
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - During a refresher course at ECR 2018, breast MRI expert Dr. Christiane Kuhl said the principles of evidence-based medicine have been misused in the case of preoperative breast MRI, and that's part of the reason why the modality hasn't been adopted more widely by the surgical community.  Discuss
Leave no invasive breast cancer behind by using MRI
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - Mammography and ultrasound underestimate 30% of disease in patients with invasive ductal carcinoma, according to research from Israel presented at ECR 2018. MRI overestimates the extent of disease, but at least no cancer is left behind.  Discuss
Facebook Live from ECR 2018: Day 4
March 3, 2018 -- Our video coverage of ECR 2018 wraps up with a final Facebook Live broadcast from the lounge of Austria Center Vienna on day 4 of the congress. Today's topics are Brexit and women's imaging, with a guest appearance by Rebekah Moan, associate editor of  Discuss
Contrast-enhanced mammography prepares to enter clinical mainstream
March 3, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) is gaining momentum, and like it or not, the technique will be a part of the workup for breast imaging in the future, not least because CESM rivals breast MRI in many ways, according to European breast imaging specialists.  Discuss
Philips signs deal with Hologic for mammography
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - Philips Healthcare has signed a deal with women's imaging firm Hologic concerning the distribution and sale of mammography equipment. The deal helps Philips shore up one of the weaker areas of its product lineup, while giving Hologic a relationship with a multimodality vendor.  Discuss
Study finds Oslo women skip breast screening
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Low breast cancer screening attendance rates plague capital cities and metropolitan areas. Researchers often cite high immigrant populations as the cause of this trend, but how accurate is that? A new study presented on Thursday at ECR 2018 reveals the truth behind the claim.  Discuss