Teleultrasound is beneficial for assessing fetal health
November 8, 2017 -- An anatomic survey of the fetus is a critical aspect of prenatal care; however, not all communities have access to ultrasound specialists. One solution is teleultrasound, which shows promise for assessing fetal health in rural or underserved areas, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
FDA: Thermography no substitute for mammography
October 30, 2017 -- Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening, according to a consumer health statement released October 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Discuss
High-risk women not necessarily getting breast MRI
October 27, 2017 -- Even when common barriers to access such as cost are removed from breast MRI screening, many women with a higher lifetime risk of breast cancer still decline MRI scans, according to research presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Diego.  Discuss
Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30%
October 17, 2017 -- A machine-learning algorithm designed to distinguish high-risk breast lesions from those not likely to become cancer could reduce unnecessary surgeries by 30%, according to a new study published online October 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
4D ultrasound contrast HSG assesses fallopian tubes
October 12, 2017 -- Hysterosalpingography (HSG) with 4D contrast ultrasound offers a less invasive option than laparoscopic chromopertubation for assessing the patency of fallopian tube fimbria, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's
October 12, 2017 -- Could menopausal status be a factor in why women are more frequently afflicted with Alzheimer's disease than men? Using PET scans, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences may have found a connection. Results of their study were published online October 10 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging
October 4, 2017 -- Radiologists remain conflicted about breast density notification legislation, whether to recommend supplemental imaging for women with dense breast tissue, and, if so, what kind of imaging is best, according to a study published in the October edition of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Gap narrows in black, white breast cancer death rates
October 4, 2017 -- Breast cancer death rates are converging among U.S. white and African-American women, according to an analysis published online October 3 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  Discuss
Screening breast MRI alone OK for high-risk women
September 29, 2017 -- Women at high risk of breast cancer who are undergoing annual breast MRI screening can safely discontinue additional screening mammography, thus reducing their exposure to unnecessary radiation, according to a study published in the October issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Tailored education gets Muslim women to mammography
September 26, 2017 -- Receiving education on breast screening that was tailored to their religion helped Muslim women overcome their concerns about mammography and get screened, according to research presented at an American Association for Cancer Research conference in Atlanta by a team from the University of Chicago.  Discuss
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Improving the patient experience benefits everyone
Improving the patient experience benefits everyone

As a diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Jennifer Adams has always been sensitive to the concerns and fears that patients can have when faced with medical imaging procedures. But she gained a new perspective when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38. Read more

Conferences
Best of the Big Apple 2017: Ob/Gyn Ultrasound
November 17-19
New York City, New York United States
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Early Pregnancy Symposium
December 1-2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Introduction to Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Course
December 9
Monterey, California United States
Introduction to Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Course
December 9
Asheville, North Carolina United States
Introduction to OB
January 4-6, 2018
Houston, Texas United States