Tabár reflects on 50 years of work in mammography
July 2, 2020 -- Dr. László Tabár has dedicated the past half-century to introducing and improving mammography screening, and thereby reducing mortality in breast cancer -- a journey marked not only by pioneering research and success but also by opposition and a struggle to convince authorities of the benefits of screening. He tells the story in this Q&A interview.  Discuss
New study supports use of breast MRI for DCIS cases
June 26, 2020 -- Using MRI for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) can lead to a marked improvement in surgical planning and outcomes, according to the findings of a large study published on 20 June in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Novel transducer design can boost elastography outcome
June 24, 2020 -- German researchers have developed a 3D-printed device with built-in pressure sensors that fits around an ultrasound transducer and can acquire accurate shear-wave elastography measurements for breast imaging and other applications. They published their results on 15 June in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Low uptake hampers resumption of breast screening
June 18, 2020 -- The reluctance of women to take up breast cancer screening invitations remains a serious issue for organizers of programs in Germany and Sweden, as they seek to clear the backlog of examinations and implement new procedures. Uptake of screening is as low as 30% in some regions, and maintaining patient throughput is proving difficult too, they say.  Discuss
Breast MRI lesion score can cut unnecessary biopsies
June 15, 2020 -- A lesion classification scheme named after breast MRI pioneer Dr. Werner Kaiser may help prevent anywhere from 45% to 72.5% of unnecessary breast biopsies in high-risk patients, Austrian researchers have found. The tool also refutes the notion of benign-appearing cancers.  Discuss
Italian team unveils novel data on PET/CT of breast cancer
June 12, 2020 -- Researchers from Milan have found that FDG-PET/CT can identify breast cancer metastases predicted by elevated tumor marker values in asymptomatic patients who have undergone locoregional therapy. They published their results on 9 June in Oncology.  Discuss
New advances in ovarian cancer detection offer hope
June 4, 2020 -- Important hurdles such as reproducibility and lack of automation must be overcome before radiomics is integrated as a clinical adjunct in ovarian cancer detection, but artificial intelligence shows considerable promise in this area, according to a leading European specialist in women's imaging.  Discuss
How can FDG-PET/CT be best used for breast cancer?
June 1, 2020 -- FDG-PET/CT can be an effective tool when it comes to breast cancer staging and treatment evaluation, but it still shouldn't be used for diagnosis, a Spanish expert told attendees at a webinar held on 28 May by the European Society for Hybrid, Molecular, and Translational Imaging (ESHIMT).  Discuss
U.K. study gives new data on long-term risks of DCIS
May 28, 2020 -- Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) during screening are at higher risk of developing breast cancer and of death from breast cancer, according to research involving over 35,000 women published on 27 May by the BMJ. One expert has called the study "revolutionary."  Discuss
Breast screening set to resume soon in Sweden and Hungary
May 13, 2020 -- An imaging facility in Sweden plans to restart breast cancer screening in the next week or two, and clinics across Hungary expect to start screening patients regularly from 1 June, expert sources have revealed to AuntMinnieEurope.com.  Discuss