Swollen glands from COVID vaccine more prevalent in breast imaging
July 22, 2021 -- Adenopathy caused by the COVID-19 vaccine has a higher incidence than adenopathy seen in otherwise normal mammograms, but swelling goes down over time, according to research published July 22 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Annual mammography catches more interval cancer in dense breasts
July 22, 2021 -- Areas in Canada that offered annual mammography screening to women with dense breast tissue saw lower rates of interval breast cancers compared with locations that offered biennial screening, according to a study published July 19 in the Canadian Association of Radiologists' Journal. Read More
Routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions means lower recall rates
July 19, 2021 -- Returning to routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions on supplemental automated whole-breast ultrasound reduces the cancer recall rate "substantially," while also being unlikely to result in adverse outcomes, according to research published July 14 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Researchers tout algorithm in classifying breast tissues
July 19, 2021 -- An algorithm developed by researchers in India showed promise in differentiating between benign and malignant breast tumors, according to a study published June 12 in Expert Systems with Applications. Read More
AI detects axillary lymph node metastasis on multiparametric MRI
July 16, 2021 -- Deep-learning algorithms can detect axillary lymph node metastasis on multiparametric MRI exams of breast cancer patients with a high level of accuracy, according to research published online July 13 in Clinical Breast Cancer. Read More
Ultrasound misses endometrial cancer in Black women
July 15, 2021 -- Using transvaginal ultrasound to measure endometrial thickness to determine if symptomatic women need biopsy missed almost five times more cases of endometrial cancer among Black women than white women, according to research published July 15 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
COVID screening delays may lead to more breast cancer deaths
July 14, 2021 -- The postponement of breast imaging exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic could result in almost 2,500 additional deaths from breast cancer in the U.S. from 2020 to 2030, according to a July 14 paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. But getting women back on the screening track quickly could reduce the effect. Read More
Inpatient mammography feasible for women overdue for screening
July 12, 2021 -- Mammography can be coordinated for use in hospitalized women who are overdue for screening and at high risk for developing breast cancer, according to research published July 4 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Read More
Structural racism linked to initial breast cancer care facility
July 12, 2021 -- Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to attend a facility with fewer resources and less likely to access highly accredited medical facilities for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, according to research published July 8 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Breast imaging capacity impacted by pandemic
July 9, 2021 -- Capacity at breast imaging facilities in the U.S. was "greatly impacted" during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. But facilities can learn how to better prioritize breast cancer screening, according to a survey study published online on June 30 in Preventive Medicine. Read More
Special Feature
Use mammography to leverage CT lung cancer screening

Breast cancer screening offers radiology practices the opportunity to encourage women to get screened for lung cancer and receive smoking cessation counseling. Read more

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