Women's Imaging

Using contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) to evaluate low to moderately suspicious breast lesions can greatly reduce biopsies in patients with benign lesions, according to a study published Sept. 5 in Academic Radiology.

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated recommendations for BRCA1/2 testing, suggesting practitioners increase the use of genetic counseling and testing.

New research published in Radiology has found that screening mammography use is highest in coastal cities, while cities within mountain states are lagging behind.

More women are exposed to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in their first trimester compared to the later weeks of pregnancy, according to an Aug. 20 study published in Radiology. But some experts warn this information should not lead to drastic conclusions.

Synthesized digital mammography (SM) was created to help reduce the radiation dose for patients undergoing digital mammography (DM) in digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), so why haven’t more clinics adopted it?

There’s a strong case to be made for mammography to become a “dual test” for both breast cancer screening and cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, according to a new review published in the European Journal of Radiology.

Breast cancer screening using digital breast tomosynthesis has risen rapidly in the United States, but that isn’t the case in all regions or across all institutions, according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

Although most studies demonstrating the benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) have been observational, use of the modality has risen dramatically over the past few years, according to a study of more than nine million women published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“In a scenario where double reading at screening mammography is not available…we believe that the use of this model as a second reader could be beneficial,” wrote researchers in a new study published by Radiology.

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.

Adding MRI to mammography screening for breast cancer detects more cancers, but results in more unnecessary biopsies, according to a June 4 study published in Radiology.