Opinion: Why we need consensus on breast density
February 22, 2019 -- Greater awareness among patients of their breast cancer risk may improve compliance toward breast screening, and it should be a top priority for all radiologists to develop and introduce guidelines that can give women with dense breasts the best clinical outcome available, according to Dr. Francesca Caumo from Padua, Italy.  Discuss
Oslo study finds favor with synthesized 2D mammography
February 22, 2019 -- A research team led by Dr. Per Skaane, PhD, of the University of Oslo found that using synthesized 2D mammography with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) was the best combination for breast screening, beating more traditional techniques such as digital mammography alone or with DBT, according to results published on 19 February in Radiology.  Discuss
High mammography recall rates show diminishing returns
February 19, 2019 -- A new analysis of more than 11 million breast screening exams from the English National Health Service program has shown that increases in recall rates above defined levels are nearly always associated with false-positive recalls and a very small increase in detection of low/intermediate-grade ductal carcinoma in situ.  Discuss
AI predicts ovarian cancer survival on CT scans
February 15, 2019 -- Researchers from the U.K. and Australia have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of predicting the survival rate of patients with ovarian cancer by analyzing their contrast-enhanced CT scans, according to an article published online on 15 February in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Brexit dilemma: Do I stay or do I go?
February 13, 2019 -- As the 29 March deadline for the U.K.'s planned departure from the European Union draws ever closer, some radiologists are determined to stay, while others have already left. AuntMinnieEurope.com looks at the personal stories of those caught up in the political stalemate.  Discuss
Meet the winners of the 2019 EuroMinnies
February 12, 2019 -- After two rounds of voting and much careful deliberation, the expert panel for the inaugural edition of the EuroMinnies awards has decided on the winners in eight categories. Find out who the judges have selected in AuntMinnieEurope.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in European medical imaging.  Discuss
Annual breast screening in younger women wins support
February 12, 2019 -- For women between ages 35 and 39 who have a family history of breast cancer, annual screening would be highly effective in detecting tumors earlier, according to the findings of a large U.K. trial published on 10 February in the Lancet's online journal, EClinicalMedicine.  Discuss
Fresh concerns emerge over ultrasound hygiene
February 8, 2019 -- Some endovaginal ultrasound probes are not correctly disinfected, and the medical imaging community must develop an easy and fast disinfection protocol without compromising quality, according to an article published in the Israel Medical Association Journal.  Discuss
6 trends to watch at ECR 2019
February 6, 2019 -- With just three weeks to go, the global radiology community is readying itself for ECR 2019 in Vienna, the 25th anniversary of the congress. In keeping with this year's aquatic theme of "the bigger picture," our market columnist Stephen Holloway has selected six of the hottest topics in the broader medical imaging arena today.  Discuss
Screen for pancreatic cancer at same time as breast MRI
February 5, 2019 -- Women carrying the BRCA mutation who undergo regular screening breast MRI also can be screened for pancreatic cancer using a rapid protocol that takes just 10 minutes, according to a study published online on 28 January in European Radiology.  Discuss