The research, which included more than 43,000 women, found that slightly under 2% of individuals tagged with a “probably benign” finding were later diagnosed with cancer.
A new study of more than half a million Swedish women found that early screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease by 41% within a decade of diagnosis.
Digital breast tomosynthesis did lower recall rates and improve cancer detection overall, but there was "wide variability" among individual imaging experts.
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.