Imaging detects big, rare tumor protruding from fetus's mouth
November 20, 2020 -- Doctors recently used prenatal ultrasound to detect a rare 4.6 x 3.6-cm oropharyngeal teratoma protruding from the oral cavity of a fetus. Details of the case were published on November 4 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Multiple DWI-MRI metrics can cut breast biopsy rate
November 20, 2020 -- A new prospective trial published on November 17 in Radiology has identified multiple metrics on diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) scans that can reduce the number of unnecessary breast biopsies while maintaining the excellent diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced MRI.  Discuss
Food, housing insecurity tied to breast biopsy delay
November 19, 2020 -- Women with food and housing insecurity experience a delay between receiving a BI-RADS 4 or 5 result on diagnostic breast imaging and a subsequent biopsy. The finding is part of a paper on the effects of unmet social needs on imaging that will be presented at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
Report: Missed mammograms may never be made up
November 13, 2020 -- It may be impossible to make up the thousands of mammograms missed in the first half of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis on November 4 in Health Services Research. The shortfall could lead to several hundred delayed breast cancer diagnoses at just one commercial insurer alone.  Discuss
Breast density can predict lymphedema risk
November 12, 2020 -- Breast density calculations derived from mammograms can be used to predict lymphedema risk in breast cancer survivors. The study, published on November 11 in JAMA Network Open, was the first to peg breast density as a prognostic factor for lymphedema, according to the authors.  Discuss
DBT detects more early-stage breast cancers than mammo
November 11, 2020 -- The results of a large, prospective study published on November 11 in Radiology show that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detected more early-stage invasive cancers than full-field digital mammography did. The study also demonstrated that DBT's benefits extend beyond the initial screening.  Discuss
Some types of HRT more risky for breast cancer
November 6, 2020 -- A new prospective study from the U.K. linked the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause with an increased risk of breast cancer. However, the risks vary depending on the type of HRT medication used, according to the findings of the October 28 study.  Discuss
Concurrent use of AI helps radiologists on mammography
November 4, 2020 -- Using an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm concurrently during interpretation can help radiologists to enhance their diagnostic performance on screening mammography studies, according to research published online November 4 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
Should genetic testing for breast cancer stop at 65?
October 27, 2020 -- Genetics still play a crucial role in whether women over the age of 65 develop breast cancer, according to new research to be presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2020 meeting, taking place virtually October 27-30.  Discuss
More evidence supports routine use of synthesized mammo
October 20, 2020 -- Synthesized 2D mammography delivered promising results in the largest study to date comparing images reconstructed from digital breast tomosynthesis scans with traditional digital mammograms. Researchers published their findings on October 13 in Radiology.  Discuss