AI characterizes breast masses on ultrasound
March 21, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm distinguished between benign and malignant masses on breast ultrasound at a high level of accuracy -- perhaps even exceeding the diagnostic performance of less-experienced radiologists, according to research published online March 19 in the Japanese Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
DBT slashes biopsy rates of benign breast lesions
March 19, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces the biopsy rate of benign breast lesions by as much as 23 percentage points compared with the rate of full-field digital mammography, according to a study published online March 19 in Radiology.  Discuss
Breast tissue seems less dense on DBT scans
March 19, 2019 -- Women may be almost 60% less likely to be assigned to a dense breast category if they are evaluated with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared with standard digital mammography, according to a new study published online March 19 in Radiology.  Discuss
DWI helps predict breast cancer cases with metastasis
March 19, 2019 -- Apparent diffusion coefficient values obtained from preoperative MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) could help determine which women with breast cancer are at greater risk for developing metastasis, according to a study published online March 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
Study questions value of supplemental breast ultrasound
March 18, 2019 -- Breast ultrasound has become one of the go-to modalities as a supplemental breast cancer screening tool in women with dense tissue. But does it truly improve screening performance in this population? A new study published online March 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine is questioning the value of supplemental breast ultrasound.  Discuss
AI may help women with ductal hyperplasia avoid surgery
March 15, 2019 -- New York City researchers found that an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that analyzed mammography data was able to help determine which patients with pure atypical ductal hyperplasia may safely be monitored with imaging rather than proceed to surgical excision, according to a study published online March 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Out-of-pocket costs keep women from mammo follow-up
March 15, 2019 -- U.S. women who have a suspicious finding from a screening mammogram are delaying -- or even skipping altogether -- needed diagnostic exams because of high out-of-pocket costs, according to a study by the Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization.  Discuss
AI can reduce mammography screening's workload
March 14, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) could effectively reduce the workload involved in reading mammography screening exams by eliminating studies most likely to be normal from the radiologist's worklist, according to a presentation delivered at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
Mammo AI software yields workflow, economic benefits
March 12, 2019 -- A computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm based on artificial intelligence (AI) proved to be better than traditional CAD in helping radiologists detect breast cancer. The AI-based CAD could also improve efficiency and increase revenues, according to research presented at ECR 2019 in Vienna.  Discuss
JNCI: Breast screening AI software equals radiologists
March 7, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based software can detect cancer on screening mammography studies as accurately as an average breast radiologist, according to research published online March 5 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). But it could not beat the best radiologists in the study.  Discuss
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