Menstrual cycle influences BPE degree on contrast mammography
January 27, 2023 -- Certain clinical factors such as a woman's menstrual cycle are linked to the degree of early background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on contrast-enhanced mammography, a study published January 25 in the American Journal of Roentgenology has found. Read More
Many women uncertain of breast density's role in cancer risk
January 23, 2023 -- Despite widespread use of breast density notifications, many women are uncertain about or overstate the role of breast density in cancer risk, according to survey results published January 23 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Social factors can lead to delays between breast imaging and biopsy
January 23, 2023 -- Women negatively affected by "social determinants of health" tend to experience delays between diagnostic breast imaging and biopsy, according to research published January 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Opioid exposure negatively affects fetal brain growth
January 20, 2023 -- Exposure to opioids in utero has a negative effect on fetal brain development, a study published January 18 in the American Journal of Roentgenology indicates. Read More
Combined AI system on par with radiologists for detecting breast cancer
January 20, 2023 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) system that combines mammography and breast ultrasound data is comparable to radiologists for detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts, according to a study published January 16 in Insights into Imaging. Read More
Screening mammo numbers rebound big in La. postpandemic
January 19, 2023 -- The COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp declines in screening mammograms among Medicaid beneficiaries in Louisiana, but those numbers rebounded to prepandemic levels, suggests research published January 19 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
IMV: Mammography departments expect budgets to grow by nearly 10%
January 19, 2023 -- Mammography departments are anticipating that their current budgets will grow by an estimated 9.7% per year from 2023 through 2025, according to IMV Medical Information Division's 2022 Mammography and Breast Imaging Market Outlook Report. Read More
DWI-MRI helps breast cancer patients' chemotherapy response
January 18, 2023 -- Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) can help predict breast cancer patients' response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, a study published January 12 in Nature Scientific Reports has reported. Read More
ABVS shows promise for predicting breast cancer treatment response
January 18, 2023 -- Automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) shows promise in predicting pathologic response in women with breast cancer, suggest findings published January 13 in Clinical Radiology. Read More
Report: Cancer rates decline, yet disparities loom
January 13, 2023 -- Cancer mortality rates continue to drop thanks to prevention and screening programs, yet rising incidence for breast, prostate, and uterine corpus cancers could impede future progress, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. 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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