Digital breast tomosynthesis did lower recall rates and improve cancer detection overall, but there was "wide variability" among individual imaging experts, researchers wrote Monday.
A number of patients recommended for CRC screening say they haven't undergone the exam, but have received a computed tomography scan. Researchers believe radiologists should jump on this fact.
"We showed it is possible using this approach to get incredibly encouraging results if you have access to a large archive," said experts from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
U.K researchers also recommend incorporating breathing tests into low-dose CT lung cancer screening programs to better diagnose the disease.
The modality detected more deadly cancers and achieved a better recall rate than traditional mammography, according to Penn researchers.
Engineers from Dartmouth University also said their approach would cut out the need for gadolinium-based contrast agents.
“This study shows a disheartening rate of inadequate exams among mpMRI studies of the prostate,” experts wrote in Academic Radiology.
Abbreviated breast MRI is promising, but must also overcome concerns related to cost and access, one expert noted in an editorial accompanying a new JAMA study.
While the field continues to make technology-centered advances, it must remember to think about the patient's daily struggle with the deadly disease, an expert wrote Feb. 24 in JACR.
Researchers analyzed Medicare claims data on more than 1 million women ages 70 to 84 to reach their conclusions.
Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Northern California implemented the reporting system at their institution, sharing some of their "reservations" in Radiology.
“This pioneering effort leverages evidence-based guidelines and the consensus of medical experts in a new and powerful way to optimize care for military veterans,” said Theodore L. DeWeese, MD, chair of ASTRO's board.