Less breast screening during COVID led to undiagnosed cancers
May 27, 2022 -- Lower rates of breast screening during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to undiagnosed cancers that could've been detected at an earlier stage, Hungarian researchers found in a study published May 25 in Health Policy. Read More
Out with supine, in with prone for breast radiotherapy
May 26, 2022 -- Women with large breasts who are undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer should be treated while lying on their stomachs rather than on their backs, suggests Canadian research published May 26 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Can AI guide supplemental breast MRI screening?
May 24, 2022 -- A deep learning-based risk assessment model can perform better than traditional risk models for guiding decisions on supplemental breast MRI screening, according to a talk at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium. Read More
AI flags breast arterial calcification on mammography
May 23, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis of screening mammography exams could enable personalized cardiovascular risk assessment for women, according to a talk at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium. Read More
Switching from CAD to AI improves performance of screening DBT
May 20, 2022 -- Radiologists saw an improvement after switching from computer-aided detection (CAD) to artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening exams, according to a talk at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium. Read More
How to counter implicit bias in the radiology workplace
May 20, 2022 -- Radiologists can create more diverse, inclusive environments by recognizing implicit biases, suggested a May 19 presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium in Savannah, GA. Read More
Trying to stop burnout? Redesign work processes, not physicians
May 19, 2022 -- Efforts to prevent physician burnout should focus more on redesigning work processes rather than redesigning physicians, said Dr. Jay Parikh in a May 18 session at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium in Savannah, GA. Read More
How well does AI triage normal screening breast MRI exams?
May 19, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could triage 20% of screening breast MRI exams as normal without missing any cancers, say researchers from New York City. If used in clinical practice, AI could make breast MRI screening more efficient. Read More
Breast screening shows benefits for women in their 40s
May 18, 2022 -- A study from Canada indicates that women in their 40s who received mammography screening had lower rates of advanced disease and breast cancer mortality compared with women whose cancer was detected when symptomatic, according to a presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging meeting. Read More
COVID-19 posed myriad challenges to breast imagers
May 17, 2022 -- Breast imagers have and continue to face challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. Debra Ikeda in a May 17 at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium in Savannah, GA. Read More
Special Feature
Should breast ultrasound scans after COVID vaccines be postponed?

When using ultrasound to follow up on suspicious breast masses in patients who just got a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, it may be wise to postpone scans to between 12 and 16 weeks to reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read more

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