Artificial intelligence for MRI distinguishes uterine cancer from fibroids
November 15, 2018 -- A machine-learning algorithm for MRI helped clinicians differentiate uterine sarcomas from leiomyomas, according to a study published online November 12 in the European Journal of Radiology. The algorithm could help women avoid unnecessary surgery, concluded the researchers from Iran.  Discuss
Media coverage of mammo screening emphasizes controversy
November 13, 2018 -- Media coverage of mammography tends to emphasize controversy and conflict, which may negatively influence women's decision-making when it comes to screening, according to a study published online November 5 in Women's Health Issues.  Discuss
Ultrasound helps predict ovarian cancer risk
November 12, 2018 -- Ultrasound can help characterize ovarian masses -- specifically simple cysts versus complex ones -- which can then help physicians predict a woman's risk of ovarian cancer and avoid unnecessary surveillance, according to a study published online November 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Study in Cancer shows early mammography saves women's lives
November 9, 2018 -- Women who adhere to early and regular screening mammography have lower mortality rates and benefit more from breast cancer therapies at the time of diagnosis of the disease, according to a study published online November 8 in the journal Cancer.  Discuss
Longer mammography follow-up may be risky for many women
November 8, 2018 -- Mammography facilities that serve more "vulnerable" women tend to have longer follow-up times to biopsy after an abnormal mammogram, according to a study published online November 5 in Health Services Research. And taking longer to biopsy suspicious findings could be putting these women at risk.  Discuss
Social media is key to screening mammography education
November 1, 2018 -- What kind of questions or concerns do women have when it comes to screening mammography? Social media is a good way to find out, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Study finds low reintervention rate for UAE of fibroids
October 31, 2018 -- While uterine artery embolization (UAE) has proved an effective interventional radiology treatment for fibroids, concerns remain about reintervention rates years after the initial treatment. Fortunately, a new study has found that UAE reintervention rates are lower than previously thought.  Discuss
Spanish speakers need native language breast density info
October 30, 2018 -- Spanish-speaking women aren't getting the information they need when it comes to breast density notifications -- which more often than not are in English, according to a study published October 22 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  Discuss
DBT doesn't hurt screening throughput
October 29, 2018 -- Implementing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) at a breast center doesn't appear to negatively affect screening throughput, even though the modality's imaging and interpretation times can be longer than those of conventional mammography, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
ASTRO: Weekly breast radiation therapy is safe
October 22, 2018 -- A larger, weekly dose of radiation therapy has side effects that are comparable to those from conventional daily treatments for early-stage breast cancer, say U.K. researchers, who shared their findings on Sunday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Antonio.  Discuss
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