Proponents of risk-based mammography screening claim the method successfully emphasizes its benefits and minimizes its harms, but new research has found it may not be as effective as age-based screening.
Mammography clinics are getting creative these days in an effort to make breast screening a little more appealing. Massage chairs and goody bags are only a few of the ways imaging providers are trying to make the experience more positive.
“To our knowledge, this is the first study analyzing the influence of reading volume on reading performance in a screening program that uses independent double reading of digital mammograms with consensus,” wrote authors of a new study published in Radiology.
If the non-expansion states had seen the same increases in CRC screening, another 355,184 people would have been screened, according to authors of a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.
On February 15 of this year, Congress passed national breast density legislation, which mandates all mammography reports and summaries notify women of their breast density. A trio of researchers discussed whether the law will help or confuse patients in a recent JAMA commentary.
The causes of renal cell carcinoma progression may be more complex than outlined in the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1), according to findings published May 14 in Radiology. One radiologist said the study should be a "wake up call" for the speciality.
“To our knowledge, no study has examined how changes in categorization of calcification from the 4th to the 5th edition of BI-RADS have affected positive predictive values (PPVs)," wrote authors of a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) has released new screening mammography guidelines based on a patient’s individual breast cancer risk profile. The American College of Radiology announced their support for the new recommendations.
Targeted breast ultrasound should be the first-line imaging test in patients with palpable lumps after mastectomy. Mammography can help confirm suspected cases, but did not find any additional cancers.