Viennese biomarker study casts light on breast cancer risk
January 24, 2020 -- Austrian investigators have used PET and MRI to find out that patients with a malignant tumor in one breast have lower levels of certain biomarkers in the contralateral, healthy breast. They examined 141 women who had imaging abnormalities in one breast and a tumor-free contralateral breast.  Discuss
QA checks have only minor impact on radiographer reporting
January 15, 2020 -- Dutch researchers have found that quality assurance (QA) sessions in which a radiologist reviewed recalls recommended by radiologists and radiographers identified fewer than 1% of missed breast cancers. The study included 467,000 women who participated in the Dutch breast screening program.  Discuss
Large Google Health study gives boost to breast AI
January 2, 2020 -- A Google Health study involving nearly 29,000 mammograms from the U.K. and U.S. has provided fresh evidence that artificial intelligence (AI) can be as effective as human radiologists at detecting breast cancer. The findings were published in Nature on 1 January.  Discuss
Novel method detects metastases in endometrial cancer
December 31, 2019 -- Swedish researchers have found that using ultrasound together with endometrial biopsy results and clinical characteristics helps predict the risk of lymph node metastases in endometrial cancer patients before surgery. They presented their findings in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Deep learning boosts prediction of breast cancer risk
December 18, 2019 -- Swedish researchers are convinced an artificial intelligence algorithm that analyzes negative screening mammography exams can produce more accurate forecasts of a woman's future risk of breast cancer than models based on breast density measurements. They published their results online on 17 December in Radiology.  Discuss
Classification changes transform cervical cancer staging
December 17, 2019 -- For the first time in almost a decade, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics has revised the classification system for cervical cancer staging, and it's crucial to be aware of the key amendments, according to expert analysis from the U.K.  Discuss
PET/MRI wins support in breast lesion comparisons
December 16, 2019 -- Researchers from the University of Düsseldorf in Germany have found that the combination of PET with MRI was statistically superior to MRI alone for normal detection and staging of breast cancer, as well as in the detection of distant metastases (M staging). They revealed their findings at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
German team shows value of FDG-PET/MRI in breast cancer
December 13, 2019 -- A new study from Düsseldorf, Germany, has found that FDG-PET/MRI shows promise for accurate staging of breast cancer, but the modality still isn't as accurate as sentinel lymph node biopsy. The researchers presented their results at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
Is it transphobic for a patient to request a female-born medic?
December 11, 2019 -- A woman who asked for her U.K. National Health Service breast screening examination to be carried out by a female-born radiographer was referred to as a transphobe by a hospital group, according to a report published on 8 December by the Sunday Times.  Discuss
Doubts persist over DBT's clinical impact
December 4, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is developing fast, but some challenges and questions remain in terms of efficiency, efficacy, safety, and quality assurance, as well as the long-term effect on mortality, two leading researchers have noted in an RSNA 2019 presentation.  Discuss