DBT: Longer reading time, lower breast cancer recall rate
September 14, 2018 -- Interim analysis of a randomized controlled trial on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) showed the modality took longer to read than digital mammography but had significantly lower recall rates. The Norwegian researchers also found no differences in radiation dose between the two techniques, thanks to the use of synthesized DBT images.  Discuss
NHS: Scottish women not invited to final breast screening
September 14, 2018 -- The National Health Service (NHS) Scotland is contacting nearly 1,800 women following revelations that they did not receive invitations to their final round of breast screening.  Discuss
Study rejects mammography's role in reducing mortality
September 13, 2018 -- The findings of a new Danish-Norwegian study are reviving the claim that the recent drop in breast cancer mortality is not due to mammography screening but rather the result of improved treatment. The authors assert it's time to consider alternatives to mammography screening -- such as breast palpation by physicians.  Discuss
DBT + mammo improves cancer detection, increases recalls
September 10, 2018 -- In a substudy of a large digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) trial, Italian researchers found screen reading using DBT with either acquired or synthesized 2D mammography generally improved breast cancer detection compared with 2D mammography alone but also increased false-positive recalls.  Discuss
Supine breast MRI more accurately sizes tumors
August 31, 2018 -- Performing breast MRI on patients in the supine position more accurately determines breast cancer tumor size than prone MRI, according to research from Finland. And because supine MRI demarcates and projects lesions on the skin in the same position used in surgery, it is likely to reduce the need for more operations.  Discuss
EUSOBI issues new guidance on breast ultrasound
August 24, 2018 -- The European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) has released a new set of guidelines for breast ultrasound. Among the key recommendations is that ultrasound alone is not sufficient for breast screening, despite the limitations of mammography  Discuss
New tool calculates breast cancer recurrence
August 24, 2018 -- London researchers have created a web-based calculator that can better predict the long-term risk of breast cancer returning in other areas of the body. The tool, Clinical Treatment Score post-5 years (CTS5), went live on 24 August.  Discuss
French mammography usage soars after national rollout
August 17, 2018 -- Once breast cancer screening went national in France, takeup of mammography rose by 12%, a study published online on 6 August revealed. The effects were particularly significant among women with less education and lower incomes, suggesting the program reduced socioeconomic disparities.  Discuss
DBT's benefits vary between Europe and the U.S.
August 15, 2018 -- A new meta-analysis has reaffirmed the value of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast screening, with DBT detecting more cancers with fewer recalls. But DBT's effect varied significantly between the U.S. and Europe, according to results published online August 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
Problems persist for breast cancer detection in Morocco
August 7, 2018 -- In advance of ECR 2019's focus on Africa, we have a special report about Morocco. A new evaluation has found the country continues to come up short in terms of breast cancer detection, even though the rate of annual screening coverage achieved was acceptable.  Discuss