Digital breast tomosynthesis wins support in Middle East
January 28, 2019 -- In daily clinical practice, digital breast tomosynthesis offers real and important benefits over conventional 2D mammography, Dr. Nehad Kazim Albastaki from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, told delegates on the opening day of the Total Radiology conference at Arab Health 2019.  Discuss
Meet the finalists for EuroMinnies 2019
January 16, 2019 -- Competition has been intense for the EuroMinnies, AuntMinnieEurope.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in European medical imaging. We received dozens of nominations, but our expert panel has now whittled down the initial list of 97 candidates to 16 finalists in eight categories. Find out who made the final cut.  Discuss
False positives boost a woman's breast cancer risk
December 19, 2018 -- Women who have a false-positive result on a screening mammography exam have twice the risk of being diagnosed with a screen-detected or interval breast cancer later compared with women with a negative result, according to a Spanish-led study published on 19 December in the British Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
Adding CAD to DBT can cut reading time by 14%
December 18, 2018 -- The addition of computer-aided detection (CAD) to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) interpretation can reduce reading time by 14% -- for both beginner and experienced readers, according to a study published online on 13 December in European Radiology.  Discuss
Machine learning can generate realistic breast phantoms
December 17, 2018 -- Dutch and Italian researchers have used machine-learning algorithms to generate "superresolution" digital breast phantoms. They are now working to develop dynamic contrast-enhanced dedicated breast CT, which may prove useful for many stages of breast cancer care.  Discuss
U.K. review finds only 5K women missed breast screening
December 14, 2018 -- An independent review of the recent U.K. breast screening debacle has found that only 5,000 women actually missed invitations to screening appointments, down sharply from the 450,000 originally estimated. The review panel also noted that U.K. public health authorities initially overstated the magnitude of the problem, causing unnecessary anxiety among women.  Discuss
TOF PET/MRI reduces dose for breast cancer detection
December 12, 2018 -- Clinicians can use as little as 10% of the conventional FDG dose and still produce diagnostic-quality images to detect breast cancer using a time-of-flight (TOF) imaging technique with PET/MRI, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Why England is correct to review breast-screening approach
December 11, 2018 -- The National Health Service in England has begun a long-term plan to evaluate its strategy for breast cancer screening. This review is long overdue, write Drs. László Tabár and Peter B. Dean. They stress the importance of early detection and treatment.  Discuss
Use ultrasound to evaluate masses found on DBT
December 5, 2018 -- Ultrasound is 98% effective for further assessing masses found on screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), according to a study published online on 29 November in the British Journal of Radiology. The findings suggest that a diagnostic mammogram after screening DBT is unnecessary, thus sparing women additional radiation exposure.  Discuss
How Denmark strives for quality in breast screening
November 27, 2018 -- Multidisciplinary teamwork, high-volume readers, training and audits, and continuous monitoring of quality are vital in breast cancer screening, according to Dr. Ilse Vejborg, a speaker at Tuesday's RSNA 2018 session on the Nordic countries. Her group also works hard to avoid potential harms from overdiagnosis and unnecessary intervention.  Discuss