DBT reduces breast surgery re-excision rates
March 5, 2017 -- VIENNA - Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to preoperative digital mammography and ultrasound reduces the re-excision rate of surgical treatment for breast cancer -- good news for women and also for imaging centers seeking to render cost-effective care, according to research presented at ECR 2017.  Discuss
Clinical trials to shed new light on preoperative breast MRI
March 5, 2017 -- Is breast MRI really diagnosing more false positives than mammography? What changes for preoperative breast MRI can be expected after the latest clinical trials? These are among the important unanswered questions in breast MRI that will be discussed at today's master class at ECR 2017.  Discuss
Neural networks read mammograms as well as radiologists
March 3, 2017 -- VIENNA - Deep artificial neural networks can read mammograms as well as radiologists, according to research from Switzerland presented at ECR 2017 on Thursday. Neural networks can also be trained with a relatively small amount of data, the group found.  Discuss
Is DBT ready to replace digital mammography for screening?
March 2, 2017 -- VIENNA - Enthusiasm for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) continues to grow, with adherents lauding its increased cancer detection and reduced false-positive rates. Thus far, the technology has been used as an adjunct to digital mammography -- but could it replace it? Two presentations given on Wednesday at ECR 2017 addressed the question.  Discuss
Breast MRI benefits women across all risk categories
February 21, 2017 -- Screening breast MRI boosts early diagnosis of cancer in all women, not just those at high risk, according to a new study from Germany published online this week in Radiology. So why isn't the modality being used more frequently?  Discuss
Italians put finishing touches to image quality method
February 7, 2017 -- Italian researchers have proved a combination of phantoms, an automatic software tool, and a statistical process are effective and applicable on a large scale to vet the image quality and reproducibility for any type of digital mammography system.  Discuss
Breast screening organizers get creative to boost uptake
February 6, 2017 -- A new study from Lebanon of 2,400 women older than 40 has found that fewer than half the women sent a breast screening invitation underwent mammography. To overcome the hit-and-miss nature of screening adherence in the region, new campaigns and promotions are being used.  Discuss
Mechanical imaging can cut breast screening recalls
January 31, 2017 -- Adding a technique called mechanical imaging to mammography breast cancer screening could lower the number of false positives and recalls by a third, according to a new Swedish study. The researchers call the results "surprising."  Discuss
Breast screening debate spreads to Middle East
January 30, 2017 -- DUBAI - As the doors spring open for the first day of the Arab Health 2017 show, breast cancer screening is set to come under close scrutiny at the Total Radiology conference that forms a major part of the event. Dr. Shaikha Abu Shaikha speaks about Qatar's Breast and Bowel Screening Program.  Discuss
Imaging offers hope to women with fertility problems
January 26, 2017 -- Millions of women each year have difficulty conceiving children, a condition known as subfertility. But radiology is playing a growing role in both detecting the condition and helping to solve problems with noninvasive therapies, according to research from a leading facility in London.  Discuss