Breast MRI helps guide DCIS treatment
January 21, 2019 -- Breast MRI -- along with tests that characterize breast cancer genes -- can help guide treatment for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a study published online January 17 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
DBT finds more invasive, early-stage cancers
January 16, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds 13% more invasive and early-stage cancers in women with dense tissue than conventional 2D mammography, according to a study published in the January issue of the Korean Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Tissue enhancement on breast MRI informs cancer risk
January 14, 2019 -- Elevated levels of background parenchymal enhancement on breast MRI increase a woman's risk of developing invasive breast cancer -- even more than breast tissue density does, according to a study published online January 9 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Discuss
Cancer death rates decline, but economic gap remains
January 9, 2019 -- The overall cancer death rate in the U.S. dropped by 27% over the past 25 years, but more needs to be done to reduce deaths among Americans of lower socioeconomic status, according to a report from the American Cancer Society published online January 7 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  Discuss
Can prenatal ultrasound predict Zika infection outcomes?
January 8, 2019 -- Abnormal results on prenatal ultrasound scans in women infected with the Zika virus may help predict how the virus will affect the fetus after birth -- but they can't be considered definitive, according to a study published online December 28 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Use mammography to leverage CT lung cancer screening
January 2, 2019 -- Breast cancer screening offers radiology practices the opportunity to encourage women to get screened for lung cancer and receive smoking cessation counseling, according to research delivered at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
False positives boost a woman's breast cancer risk
December 20, 2018 -- Women who have a false-positive result on a screening mammography exam have twice the risk of being diagnosed with a screen-detected or interval breast cancer later compared with women with a negative result, according to a study published on December 19 in the British Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
U.K. study underscores mammography's effectiveness
December 14, 2018 -- Breast cancer screening with digital mammography is effective at finding life-threatening cancers early without increasing recall rates, according to a study published December 11 in Radiology. The findings offer further evidence of the benefits of routine screening mammography.  Discuss
Are better clinical results from DBT worth the cost?
December 14, 2018 -- The transition from digital mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for routine breast cancer screening has its benefits, such as lower recall rates and better cancer detection. But DBT also leads to higher healthcare costs, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Dual-energy mammography plus AI could reduce biopsies
December 12, 2018 -- A new mammography technique that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to map the biological tissue composition of tumors on dual-energy mammography images could help reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to a study published online December 11 in Radiology.  Discuss