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
Why do so many minority women skip cancer screening?
June 11, 2019 -- Women of black and minority ethnicity in the U.K. receive less cancer screening than women in the general population due to various social, cultural, and religious reasons, according to research presented at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO).
Is there a 'sweet spot' for mammography volume?
June 3, 2019 -- How many mammograms should a radiologist be reading each year to achieve maximum performance? Researchers from Norway found that an annual screening mammography exam volume of between 4,000 and 10,000 is the best range, according to a study published online on 28 May.  Discuss
Reversed hanging protocol cuts mammo read time
May 27, 2019 -- Dutch researchers have found that a reversed contrast-enhanced mammography hanging protocol reduces reading time by a third without compromising diagnostic performance. Their study was published online on 15 May in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Danish breast cancer screening scandal escalates
May 24, 2019 -- Thousands of women in Denmark younger than age 50 who have family risk factors for breast cancer or have had previous surgery may not have received screening exams they should have had, according to an article in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.  Discuss
Kuhl brings the curtain down in Montreal
May 22, 2019 -- Better risk assessment methods and more appropriate utilization of imaging modalities such as breast MRI open the door for personalized cancer screening strategies, Prof. Christiane Kuhl told delegates in the closing Mansfield Lecture at last week's International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine annual meeting in Montreal.  Discuss
3D MRI captures changes to fetal head during birth
May 16, 2019 -- Researchers from France have used 3D MRI to visualize changes to the shape of the fetal brain and skull during the second stage of labor. The images revealed that fetal heads may experience greater stress than previously imagined, according to an article published online on 15 May in PLOS One.  Discuss
DBT alone is safe for population-based screening
May 15, 2019 -- Researchers from Norway have found that breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthesized 2D mammography performs comparably to digital mammography and can safely be used alone in population-based screening programs. Their study of nearly 29,000 women was published on 8 May in Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
New breast CAD advances detection with MRI, PET
May 3, 2019 -- Researchers from Austria have developed a new computer-aided segmentation and diagnostic (CAD) algorithm to distinguish between cancerous and benign breast lesions using PET and MRI data. Their study was published online on 27 April in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss