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
AI can reduce mammography screening's workload
March 15, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) could effectively reduce the workload involved in reading mammography screening exams by eliminating studies most likely to be normal from the radiologist's worklist, according to a presentation delivered at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
JNCI: Breast screening AI software equals radiologists
March 7, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based software can detect cancer on screening mammography studies as accurately as an average breast radiologist, according to research published online on 5 March in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). But it could not beat the best radiologists in the study.  Discuss
Faster breast MR protocol comparable to DBT for screening
March 7, 2019 -- An accelerated breast MRI protocol, performed without contrast media, is comparable to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening, according to a presentation delivered at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
DBT is well-positioned as successor in European breast screening
March 6, 2019 -- Digital mammography is indisputably the most established breast screening technology across Europe. However, issues continue to challenge its use for screening, and vendors have developed technology that could offer an alternative. Stephen Holloway reviews these emerging products and assesses their potential impact and market viability in the context of breast screening in Europe.  Discuss
Swiss find that breast CT screening is feasible
March 6, 2019 -- Swiss researchers performing a feasibility study with a new breast CT scanner found that the system turned in high-quality images at low radiation dose. The combination could mean that breast CT could be ready for cancer screening, according to a study published online on 2 March in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
ABUS better than DBT for diagnostic workup
March 5, 2019 -- Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) is more accurate than digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) as a diagnostic tool for working up positive findings on mammography screening in dense breast tissue, according to a presentation delivered at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Is there an optimal mammography recall rate?
March 1, 2019 -- There's an optimal range for mammography screening recalls that maximizes the detection of life-threatening cancers and minimizes the harms of false positives and overdiagnosis, according to a presentation delivered on Wednesday at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss