Breast Imaging

Screening mammography recall rates may be associated with a radiologist's annual reading volume and level of experience, according to research published July 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Yehudit Abrams, MD, a former NASA biomedical scientist, is planning to develop a handheld ultrasound device that will allow women to monitor their breasts in their homes, according to a July 15 report by The Times of Israel.
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found that follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer strongly varies across the U.S. Differences are thought to be caused by varying common clinical practices implemented by multiple physician groups and hospitals.
An integrated computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system developed by researchers from Kyung Hee University and Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea could outperform current conventional deep learning methodologies used by radiologists to detect, segment and classify tumors from digital x-ray mammograms.
Not offering breast cancer screening to low-risk women and implementing risk-stratified breast screening programs may improve the cost-effectiveness of screening programs and reduce overdiagnosis, according to research published July 5 in JAMA Oncology.
More than half of patients without a breast cancer diagnosis who were self-referred for a second opinion of imaging results received a change in radiologic interpretation, according to research published online June 28 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Roughly 75 percent of breast imaging facilities in the U.S. do not have explicit policies for transgender patients and do not offer nondiscrimination training to appropriately care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients, according to new research published June 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Breast density measurements by radiologists on synthesized digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or synthesized mammography (SM), exams are equivalent to breast density measurements found with a full-field digital mammogram (FFDM), or standard 2D mammography, according to a study published June 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Contrary to breast screening recommendations, new research suggests that breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended number of mammograms post-surgery, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN).
The country's first "no compression" breast imaging unit opened May 16 at the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center (KCBC) in Tennessee, according to WFMYNews2 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
More than 41 percent of women with dense breasts will choose to forgo supplemental breast MRI after receiving a negative mammography screening, according to a study recently published in Clinical Radiology.
Researchers have found that quantitative radiomics can better distinguish between benign lesions and luminal A breast cancers than using maximum linear size alone, according to a study published May 10 in Academic Radiology.
Researchers have found that younger women are more likely to receive a poor prognosis after being diagnosed with breast cancer following mammogram screening.
Automated and clinical Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) density can similarly detect and predict breast cancer, according to a study published May 1 in Annals of Internal Medicine. The two methods also perform similarly in measuring breast density.
Obligate overdiagnosis rates of mammographic screenings are strongly dependent on a women's age at the time of the noninvasive breast exam, according to a study recently published in Radiology.
Apr 09, 2018 | Breast Imaging
According to research published April 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, nonmetastatic breast cancer patients with sarcopenia, or low muscle mass, may have a higher mortality rate than those without.
Breast Imaging
Apr 06, 2018 | Breast Imaging
New research published online April 3 in Radiology found that mammography recall rates are correlated with higher rates of breast cancer detected between screenings.
Breast Imaging
Apr 03, 2018 | Breast Imaging
In 2009, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised its breast cancer screening guidelines. These changes may be one reason for a continuous decline in breast screening exams in the U.S. since 2010, according to results of a study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Breast Imaging
Mar 29, 2018 | Breast Imaging
Researchers from Duke University Medical Center have found that women with greater than minimal background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) at an index MRI face increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study published online March 27 in Academic Radiology.
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Mar 19, 2018 | Women's Imaging
A Pennsylvania woman was shocked when quoted $351 for a breast MRI from the Crozer-Keystone Health System, before being billed $4,650 for the exam.  
Women's Imaging, Breast Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging
Mar 12, 2018 | Breast Imaging
Researchers from the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at the Institute of Cancer Research in London may have found specific genes that are involved in increasing a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study published online March 12 in Nature Communications.
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