Women's Imaging

The FDA recently approved an amendment to the 2016 Alternative Standard No. 24 to the “Quality control tests–other modalities” requirement allowing the American College of Radiology (ACR) to fold digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) into its 2016 Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual.

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee may further delay implementation of the 2009 U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening recommendations another year with draft legislation approved July 12.

Evelina London Children's Hospital in the U.K. recently invested in three ultrasound scanners that can detect heart defects and other abnormalities in fetuses as early as 12 weeks old, according to an article published July 13 by The Standard.

"The inclusion of women in defined hormonal states in dosimetry studies and recommending that both clinical and research nuclear medicine procedure on young women be performed in the least susceptible phase of the menstrual cycle could improve the safety and the diagnostic accuracy of nuclear medicine procedures in women," wrote Anat Biegon, PhD, in a recent Radiology editorial

A woman in Traverse City, Michigan, recently opened Precious Moments HD Ultrasound Studio, an elective ultrasound business that sells non-diagnostic images to expectant mothers, according to a July 11 article by the Record Eagle.

A recent Chicago Tribune article, citing a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study, found segregation increased black women's rates of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and doubled odds of death.

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.

University of Kansas (KU) Cancer Center researchers have launched a clinical trial eliminating radiation therapy from treatment for the invasive type of breast cancer that affects nearly a fifth of all breast cancer patients, according to a KU news release.

A large study utilizing automated mammography revealed a higher cancer rate in women with dense breast tissue compared to those with less-dense breasts, according to recent research published in Radiology

Women who underwent initial mammography screening were more likely to seek out additional preventative measures—despite a positive or negative result—such as Pap smear, bone mass measurement or influenza vaccine services.

Researchers, in a study published June 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine, reported women with early-stage invasive cancer could skip chemotherapy if they are at medium to low risk for recurrence—instead opting for hormone therapy after surgery.

A new study has found that a form of liquid biopsy—circulating tumor cells (CTCs)—may be a key technique for creating a staging system to significantly alter the treatment of metastatic breast cancer (MBC).