Breast pain tends to prompt imaging overuse
June 7, 2018 -- Breast pain is common in women, but although it is not necessarily a sign of cancer, it continues to be a source of imaging referral, according to a study published online May 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
DBT plus DM finds 90% more cancer than mammo alone
June 5, 2018 -- The combination of digital mammography (DM) plus digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds 90% more breast cancer than digital mammography alone -- and with a similar recall rate, according to a study published online June 5 in Radiology.  Discuss
Mammography compliance leads to other screening tests
June 5, 2018 -- Women who comply with mammography screening guidelines are more likely than those who don't to follow through with other screening exams, such as a Pap smear or a bone mass measurement, according to a study published June 5 in Radiology.  Discuss
Cesarean delivery changes the uterine angle
May 30, 2018 -- Cesarean delivery can change the angle of a woman's uterus from an anteflexed one, in which the fundus faces the abdominal wall, to a retroflexed one, in which it faces the sacrum, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Lung cancer more common in white women than men
May 24, 2018 -- The incidence rate of lung cancer is now higher in non-Hispanic white women in the U.S. than it is in men of the same race, flipping the historical trend of a higher incidence in men, according to research published in the May 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Second opinions of outside mammograms find more cancer
May 23, 2018 -- Second-opinion reads of mammograms initially performed at an outside facility identify more cancers and improve the positive predictive value of biopsy, even in patients without a breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study published online May 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Cancer death rates continue to decline in U.S.
May 22, 2018 -- The U.S. continues to see a decline in cancer mortality, according to the latest numbers published by the U.S. government on May 22 in Cancer. However, the figures also indicate a rising incidence of late-stage prostate cancer, possibly due to the decline in prostate-specific antigen screening.  Discuss
Research spotlights breast screening shortfall in Iran
May 22, 2018 -- New research has shown that the number of women undergoing mammography screening in Iran is far from satisfactory. While breast screening can save lives, the study has highlighted significant gaps in the country's screening strategy for safeguarding its target population.  Discuss
DBT improves diagnostic mammography, too
May 18, 2018 -- It's not just for screening anymore: A new study found that using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in the diagnostic setting reveals more cancers and produces fewer false positives than 2D digital mammography.  Discuss
Interventional radiology used for Melania Trump procedure
May 15, 2018 -- Interventional radiology was used in a May 14 procedure to treat first lady Melania Trump for a benign kidney condition. The procedure went well and the first lady is recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, according to the White House.  Discuss