Could learning curve lead to false-positive findings on DBT?
May 15, 2023 -- A Swedish study of nearly 15,000 women has found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) had a 1.6% false-positive recall rate -- higher than digital mammography, but lower than previous DBT trials. The new findings have been published in European Radiology. Read More
Novel PET radiotracer shows promise in cancer imaging
May 15, 2023 -- Researchers have developed a PET radiotracer that binds to two established diagnostic targets in patients with cancer. They suggest this "dual-receptor-targeting" capability may have advantages over current approaches. Read More
How should radiologists handle incidental lung findings?
May 11, 2023 -- Most significant incidental findings discovered on low-dose CT lung cancer screening exams should be reported for further evaluation, suggest study findings published on 8 May in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
Mammo-guided biopsies prove effective for thin breast tissue
May 10, 2023 -- Mammography-guided, vacuum-assisted breast biopsy can help improve outcome in women with compressed, thin breasts. That's the key finding of new research published on 5 May. Read More
Swiss team recommends PET scans for memory clinic patients
May 9, 2023 -- A European research group is calling for the use of amyloid PET scans for Alzheimer's disease early in the diagnostic workup of memory clinic patients, according to a study published on 8 May in JAMA Neurology. Read More
JAMA: Transgender women can still get prostate cancer
May 9, 2023 -- Prostate cancer is possible in transgender women, even after they have undergone gender-affirming surgery, authors have written in a letter to the editor published in JAMA. Read More
Mental illness tied to lower cancer screening attendance
May 8, 2023 -- Severe mental illness is tied to lower attendance to cancer screening for breast, bowel, and cervical cancers, a study published on 3 May in the British Journal of Cancer has found. Read More
Breast radiologists impacted by automation bias when using AI
May 8, 2023 -- No matter the experience level, radiologists are prone to automation bias when reading mammograms while being supported by artificial intelligence (AI)-based software, suggest findings published on 2 May in Radiology. Read More
Elastography, vascularity measures improve TI-RADS performance
May 5, 2023 -- Measures from thyroid nodule vascularity and shear-wave elastography show promise for improving the detection of thyroid cancer, according to findings presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society annual meeting in Honolulu. Read More
Power-saving strategies reduce MRI carbon emissions more than a third
May 4, 2023 -- Power-saving measures can reduce the carbon emissions caused by MRI -- one of imaging's most energy-intensive modalities -- by more than a third, a study published on 25 April in Radiology suggests. Read More