Mammography coordination among VA centers 'inefficient'
December 19, 2022 -- Mammography care coordination by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers is perceived as inefficient due to coordination challenges with outside facilities, a study published December 15 in Women's Health Issues found. Read More
DCE-MRI aids AI model for breast cancer treatment response
December 16, 2022 -- A hybrid artificial intelligence (AI) model that incorporates dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) images acquired prior to chemotherapy accurately predicts complete treatment response in breast cancer patients, researchers have found. Read More
Is palpable DCIS more aggressive than screen-detected?
December 16, 2022 -- Palpable ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) does not have significant recurrence rates compared to screen-detected DCIS, according to research published December 12 in Surgery Open Science. Read More
Women attending screening have higher breast cancer survival rates
December 15, 2022 -- Women who attend organized breast cancer screening have a higher survival rate than women who attend opportunistic screening, according to a French study published December 9 in Cancer Epidemiology. Read More
PET links adipose fat to breast cancer relapse
December 14, 2022 -- PET scans prior to breast cancer surgery show that patients with higher levels of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) are significantly more at risk for tumor recurrence, according to a study published December 6 in Scientific Reports. Read More
ACR 2018 guideline boosts follow-up breast MRI eligibility 15-fold
December 14, 2022 -- Guidelines the American College of Radiology (ACR) released in 2018 increased by 15-fold follow-up breast MRI eligibility among women with a previous history of breast cancer, a study published December 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology has found. Read More
COVID-19 shows that offline mammography reading reduces recall rates
December 9, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that switching from real-time to batch offline mammography exam interpretation lowers abnormal interpretation rates, according to research published December 7 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Female veterans deployed post-9/11 have lower breast cancer rates
December 8, 2022 -- Female veterans deployed post-9/11 have a lower incidence of breast cancer than female veterans without deployment history, a study published December 5 in the Annals of Epidemiology found. Read More
Parking fees contribute to cancer patients' financial burden
December 7, 2022 -- Hospital parking fees add to cancer patients' financial burden, and may lead to poorer health outcomes, suggests a Canadian study published December 7 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Read More
Ultrasound helps detect endometriosis in young women
December 7, 2022 -- Ultrasound detected signs of endometriosis in approximately one-third of young women presenting with severe dysmenorrhea, according to Italian research published online December 5 in Fertility and Sterility. 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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