DBT + synthesized 2D mammography hikes cancer detection
May 11, 2018 -- Using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthesized 2D mammography increases cancer detection and reduces recall rates when compared with standard digital mammography alone, based on interim clinical trial results from Italy.  Discuss
Open MRI proves viable to evaluate placenta
May 10, 2018 -- MRI of the placenta is feasible in a 1-tesla open MRI scanner, and the technology can be valuable for surgical planning and safe maternal and fetal management in complex cases, according to Greek researchers.  Discuss
Tabár urges U.K. to take new look at breast screening
May 9, 2018 -- As the fallout continues from the announcement last week of a major computer glitch in the U.K. national mammography program, screening pioneer Dr. László Tabár has entered the debate by calling for a re-evaluation of how the entire service is organized.  Discuss
Mammo skeptics seize on U.K. screening debacle
May 8, 2018 -- Skeptics of routine breast screening have seized on the recent computer glitch in the U.K.'s national mammography program to renew their calls that breast screening should be abolished.  Discuss
RCR reacts to breast screening blunder affecting 450K women
May 2, 2018 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is expressing its concern for approximately 450,000 older women who for years did not receive notices for final breast screenings.
Austrians boost breast screening sensitivity 'at low cost'
April 30, 2018 -- How can radiologists prevent women with dense breasts from slipping through the screening net? Austrian researchers have achieved good results by combining screening with mammography and ultrasound in a population-based program.  Discuss
Breast cancer overdiagnosis varies based on study design
April 26, 2018 -- Overdiagnosis underpins much of the controversy surrounding breast cancer screening, yet a new multinational study published in the International Journal of Cancer demonstrates overdiagnosis estimates vary widely based upon study design.  Discuss
Can deep learning power mammography CAD to new heights?
April 24, 2018 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software based on a deep-learning algorithm can accurately detect as well as characterize lesions on mammography studies, Hungarian researchers have reported in an article recently published online by Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Uterine model advances ultrasound technology
April 20, 2018 -- The lack of tools for quantitative analysis limits understanding of uterine contractions outside of pregnancy. In recent years, several ultrasound methods based on speckle tracking have gained attention for assessing these contractions, but the methods are still in the developmental phase.  Discuss
Large U.K. study gets specific on breast ultrasound
April 17, 2018 -- Extended ipsilateral breast ultrasound can detect a significant number of extra cancers compared with the standard screening protocol alone, U.K. researchers of an extensive study have revealed. Less effect was demonstrated for complete contralateral breast ultrasound, they added.  Discuss