Women's Imaging

Researchers from the University of Michigan may have found a way to significantly decrease MRI wait time while maintaining high image quality that can be applied to other practices, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) released updated breast cancer screening guidelines, April 4—the first to recognize black women face higher risks for the disease and should be screened accordingly.

New research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that belly fat affects women's odds of surviving kidney cancer, but it does not impact the survival rate of men, according to an April 3 news release.

A newly developed imaging instrument which may improve the sensitivity of optical mammography will be presented by Italian researchers at the OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics meeting this April in Hollywood, Florida, according to a press release from The Optical Society.

Two commonly used menopausal hormone therapy drugs may affect brain volume or cognitive function in older women after years of exposure, according to research published in Neurology.

The $1.3 trillion bill, signed by President Donald Trump March 23, included critical protections granted by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which ensures women who want to get regular mammograms keep insurance coverage with no copay.

A Pennsylvania woman was shocked when quoted $351 for a breast MRI from the Crozer-Keystone Health System, before being billed $4,650 for the exam.  

Co-founders of NIRAMAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) imaging tech startup, Geetha Manjunatha, CEO, and Nidhi Mathur, COO, developed non-invasive methods for breast cancer screening, according to a recent article published by Analytics India Magazine.

Ikonopedia, a breast radiology reporting and tracking company, announced it has completed the installation of its structured breast reporting and risk assessment tools at Alinea Medical Imaging—the first to include imaging centers and mobile mammography systems.

In a study published in Academic Radiology, researchers used a machine learning radiomic technique to extract quantitative imaging features from digital mammograms. The platform demonstrated the imaging features were associated with breast cancer subtypes.

In an article in Essence, Williams explained that black women are more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth because doctors don't take their concerns seriously. She cited her own experience when she requested a CT scan.

In a recent lawsuit, Fujifilm Holdings has accused Hologic with misuse of its patents and litigation, according to an article by Bloomberg.