Breast MRI can predict positive tumor margins
July 18, 2019 -- Researchers have shown that preoperative breast MRI features such as multifocal disease and a nonmass enhancement lesion can help predict positive or close margins at breast-conserving surgery. They published their findings in the August issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Which imaging modality is best for ovarian cancer?
July 4, 2019 -- FDG-PET/CT is more accurate than contrast-enhanced CT for detecting primary ovarian cancer, but due to CT's wide availability, cost-effectiveness, and quick interpretation by junior radiologists, it is preferred on a daily basis, attendees learned at the recent World Congress on obstetrics and gynecology.  Discuss
Irish fears grow over litigation's impact on screening
July 3, 2019 -- There's a significant risk doctors won't work in Ireland's breast cancer screening service due to fears over being sued for false-negative results, according to a national newspaper article published on 2 July. The future of the service is now in jeopardy, leading experts warn.  Discuss
MRI and teamworking boost outcome in endometriosis
June 28, 2019 -- In tricky cases of endometriosis, the key to success is the optimum use of MRI for preoperative staging plus multidisciplinary teamworking that encourages efficient feedback between surgeons and radiologists to ensure quality control, delegates learned at the recent World Congress on obstetrics and gynecology.  Discuss
Dutch shed light on pros and cons of breast MRI
June 25, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have found that MRI detects breast cancer earlier than digital mammography in women with a family history of the disease but without known genetic mutations. The improved detection comes at a risk of more false positives, however.  Discuss
European Diploma in Radiology: How it works
June 21, 2019 -- The European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) has become a benchmark for medical specialty examinations in Europe. But what do you actually need to know about the EDiR, how is it organized, and how can it boost your career? Prof. Laura Oleaga Zufiría explains.  Discuss
Fuchsjäger: Why AI can succeed in breast imaging
June 20, 2019 -- By boosting diagnostic accuracy and lowering workloads for radiologists, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to succeed in breast imaging where computer-aided detection software failed, writes Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger from Graz in Austria in an editorial published online on 14 June in European Radiology.  Discuss
DBT performs well over multiple screening rounds
June 19, 2019 -- Lower recall and higher cancer detection rates for breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) are sustainable over more than one screening round, according to an extensive Norwegian study published online on 11 June in European Radiology.  Discuss
Irish show targeted breast screening brings results
June 17, 2019 -- A new study from Northern Ireland has demonstrated that risk-stratified breast cancer screening works, increasing cancer detection threefold. The authors are optimistic their data will lead to long-term improvements in tailored screening services.  Discuss
Study: Radiology know-how vital to cancer care
June 13, 2019 -- Research published online on 5 June in BJR supports the idea that radiologists' expertise remains crucial when it comes to cancer detection. Radiologists can "get the gist" of breast cancer in mammograms up to three years before clinical signs of it are visible, the authors found.  Discuss