Ultrasound performance mixed in breast cancer survivors
February 27, 2020 -- Supplemental screening ultrasound shows a mixed performance in women with a personal history of breast cancer, with lower sensitivity and a higher interval cancer rate. But the modality also had higher specificity, according to a study published online February 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
10-minute breast MRI scan beats DBT for invasive cancer
February 25, 2020 -- Breast MRI with an abbreviated scanning protocol -- as short as 10 minutes -- finds more invasive cancers in women with dense tissue than digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), according to a study published online February 25 in JAMA.  Discuss
Do women over 75 need screening mammography?
February 24, 2020 -- Healthy women age 75 and older may not benefit from continued breast cancer screening, according to a study published online February 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Handheld ultrasound edges out ABUS in patient surveys
February 24, 2020 -- Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) can standardize image acquisition and decrease physician workload. But do patients actually like it? A recent study found that women slightly preferred handheld ultrasound to ABUS, but both modalities performed well in patient surveys.  Discuss
Could contrast mammo supplant CE-MRI for confirming breast cancer?
February 21, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced (CE) mammography might be better suited than contrast-enhanced MRI for confirming some cases of suspicious breast cancer -- especially when radiation dose-reducing protocols are used, according to a study published February 14 in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Discuss
Breast screening reduces race-related cancer disparities
February 20, 2020 -- African American women have a 40% higher rate of breast cancer mortality than white women, partially because of increased incidence of triple-negative breast cancer. But screening mammography might improve that statistic, according to a research letter published online on February 19 in JAMA Surgery.  Discuss
Most cysts found on breast ultrasound don't need biopsy
February 20, 2020 -- Clustered microcysts found on breast ultrasound are at very low risk of developing into cancer and can be safely tracked with imaging rather than biopsied, according to a study published online February 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
DBT finds more cancers, reduces unnecessary recalls
February 19, 2020 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) found more than twice as many cancers as full-field digital mammography alone or a combination of the two technologies in a recent study, published online February 14 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Can ultrasound, 3D printing deepen maternal-fetal bonds?
February 18, 2020 -- When a pregnant woman sees her fetus on imaging scans, it can help strengthen the bond she feels with her unborn child, say researchers. They demonstrate how 3D-printed models based on ultrasound scans confirmed this concept in a study published online on February 8 in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.  Discuss
Being active may improve radiation therapy outcomes
February 14, 2020 -- Patients who are physically active before they undergo thoracic radiation therapy may have better outcomes, according to study results delivered at a meeting on the cardiovascular care of oncology patients held by the American College of Cardiology.  Discuss