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
Late pregnancy ultrasound could reduce C-section rate
April 16, 2019 -- A U.K. group has found that late pregnancy ultrasound scans at 36 weeks help women avoid undiagnosed breech presentation of their babies, translating to healthier deliveries, lower rates of emergency cesarean sections (C-sections), and perhaps even lower healthcare costs, according to a study published on 16 April in PLOS Medicine.  Discuss
DBT boosts diagnosis of additional breast cancer
April 12, 2019 -- French investigators have found that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography boosts diagnostic accuracy for finding additional ipsilateral and contralateral breast cancer in women with nondense breast tissue, according to a study published online on 9 April in the journal Radiology.  Discuss
Swiss team finds AI can aid breast ultrasound reads
April 10, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm matched the performance of radiologist readers in detecting and classifying lesions on breast ultrasound exams, investigators from Switzerland reported in research published online on 29 March in European Radiology.  Discuss
MRI proves value in tricky cases of cervical cancer
April 2, 2019 -- Award-winning research from Italy has underlined the clinical relevance of T2-weighted MRI as an important diagnostic tool to identify patients with parametrial invasion in the preoperative assessment of cervical cancer. The new study from Modena received many plaudits at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
Dutch show how to cut need for CTPA in pregnancy
April 1, 2019 -- A Dutch-led research team has used a set of clinical rules to enable almost 40% of pregnant women suspected of having a pulmonary embolism to avoid an unnecessary CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) examination. Their findings were published in the 21 March edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Italian study finds higher recall rate with annual mammo
March 22, 2019 -- Italian researchers found that younger women who were screened annually with mammography had higher recall rates than older women who had biennial screening, according to a study published online on 18 March in European Radiology.  Discuss
DBT slashes biopsy rates of benign breast lesions
March 19, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces the benign biopsy rate by as much as 23 percentage points compared with the full-field digital mammography rate, according to a study published online on 19 March in Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology road map charts major changes ahead in Russia
March 15, 2019 -- Radiology continues to evolve in Russia. The government has unveiled a five-year "road map" for the Moscow region in a bid to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Prof. Sergey Morozov, PhD, elaborates on the path that lies ahead.  Discuss