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A new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine has shown that a 3D power Doppler ultrasound can more accurately determine altered fetal growth restriction (FGR) in fetuses vulnerable to developing abnormal cerebral vascular flow patterns than a standard 2D Doppler ultrasound.  

Breast cancer mortality rates in the U.S. have decreased by roughly 50 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to a new stimulation modeling study released online Jan. 9 by JAMA.

A Children’s National Health System team has found velocity-selective arterial spin labeling (VSASL), an advanced MRI technology, can detect early signs of global placental perfusion in pregnancies complicated by fetal congenital heart disease (CHD).

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) developed a task force to develop a standardized consensus-based curriculum and competency assessment tools for OB-GYN ultrasounds, with the aim they would be used in residency programs.

Researchers, investigating how community practices are following breast cancer screening guidelines, found that high-risk individuals, especially those with a family history of the disease, were not receiving additional MRI scans to help in early detection.

 

Recent Headlines

‘Controversial’ preoperative breast MRI more accurate than mammography/ultrasound for many patients

A third of breast-cancer patients undergoing preoperative mammography and ultrasound would be more accurately imaged for tumor size with breast MRI, according to a study published online April 13 in the Journal of Surgical Oncology. 

Re-excision rates reduced with the help of digital breast tomosynthesis

Alessia Milan, PhD, MS, from the University of Turin in Italy, presented a study about digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) emerging as a promising technology when it comes to surgical planning, because it presents a better view of lesion margins than mammography alone.

Trailblazers: iCAD’s groundbreaking tomosynthesis CAD solution uses deep learning to reduce reading times

The growing influence of artificial intelligence and deep learning in healthcare has led some writers to theorize that certain specialties, including radiology, would soon be “replaced” by machines.

Automated breast ultrasound performs comparably to handheld

When women are recalled from screening mammography for additional imaging, they may soon be as likely to get scanned with automated ultrasound as with handheld, for European researchers have found similar performance between the two. 

Two-pronged approach may improve personalized breast cancer treatment

Researchers from multiple institutions have combined two methods of cancer detection to develop a new method in producing personalized breast cancer treatments. 

Cancer-center rads show the value of re-reading community breast exams

Reinterpretation of community breast studies by a specialized cancer center yielded a change in interpretation in some 28 percent of studies submitted for a second opinion during a four-month period, according to findings published online March 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Mercy Medical System first in New York to install clinical LumaGEM MBI system

Gamma Medica announced that New York’s first clinical LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) system has been installed at Mercy Center, a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island.

MRI breast screening: Not just for high-risk women

MRI breast screening is an effective supplement to traditional mammography, even for women with an average risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Radiology.

Biennial breast-screening recommendation hasn’t moved the interval needle

The mammography screening debates have been raging ever since 2009, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force began recommending that most women get screened every other year rather than every year and start their screenings at 50 rather than 40. A new study shows that, among women routinely participating in mammography screening, the recommendation has not lengthened the average interval between exam dates. 

Affordable breast MRI protocol improving detection in women with dense breasts

Via Radiology, based in Seattle, is the first in the Pacific Northwest to offer a new type of MRI screening for breast cancer patients.

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