Can DBT replace FFDM?
May 24, 2019 -- Can digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) replace full-field digital mammography (FFDM)? Yes, especially if wide-angle DBT is used, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Medicaid expansion boosted cancer screening rates
May 22, 2019 -- The five states and the District of Columbia that expanded their Medicaid coverage after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 first went into effect showed larger increases in cancer screening rates than states that did not, according to a study published online May 22 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  Discuss
3 reasons why annual mammography is best
May 22, 2019 -- Mammography screening performed annually is the best option for women age 40 to 49, according to a review published online May 15 in the Journal of Breast Imaging. Annual screening is recommended for three main reasons, not least of which is a reduction in breast cancer mortality between 29% and 49%.  Discuss
Contrast mammo boosts reader confidence for dense tissue
May 21, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography not only improves reader performance in interpreting mammograms in women with dense tissue but also boosts diagnostic confidence when compared with mammography alone, according to a study published online May 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
ISMRM: Personalized breast cancer screening is at hand
May 20, 2019 -- The advent of better risk assessment methods and more appropriate utilization of imaging modalities like breast MRI open the door for personalized breast cancer screening strategies, according to a presentation by Dr. Christiane Kuhl at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting in Montreal.  Discuss
3D MRI captures changes to fetal head during birth
May 17, 2019 -- Researchers from France have used 3D MRI to visualize changes to the shape of the fetal brain and skull during the second stage of labor. The images revealed that fetal heads may experience greater stress than previously imagined, according to an article published online on May 15 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Smokers shy away from cancer screening exams
May 17, 2019 -- Individuals who smoke are much less likely than nonsmokers to participate in basic screening exams for breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer, despite clear recommendations from existing guidelines, according to a new study published online May 17 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Breast lesions more evident on DBT compared with FFDM
May 16, 2019 -- Breast cancers are more conspicuous on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), especially on the craniocaudal view, according to a study published online May 14 in Radiology.  Discuss
ISMRM: Breast MRI confirms lymph node response to therapy
May 14, 2019 -- MONTREAL - MRI is a reliable way to validate changes in axillary lymph node volume and shape in situ in breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to a study presented Monday at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting.  Discuss
SMRT: Abbreviated protocol may address barriers to breast MRI screening
May 12, 2019 -- MONTREAL - Abbreviated and unenhanced breast MRI protocols hold potential to address the barriers to using MRI more widely in breast screening, according to a presentation at the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) annual meeting.