Women's Imaging

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.

The Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of risk (WISDOM) study is designed to impact current standards of all areas of breast cancer, and the Athena Breast Health Network has selected Mammosphere to provide network management of medical images and clinical information needed to perform the study, according to a March 5 Mammosphere release.

Research published online March 2 in Radiology found digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and 2D synthetic mammography (SM) screening more effective in detecting histologically favorable tumors than digital mammography (DM) alone.

Many breast cancer patients harbor misconceptions and fears about radiation treatment—and a new study reveals most patients find their actual experience is better than anticipated.

According to a study recently published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, have found that unilateral nonhemorrhagic adrenal infarction may be uncommon in pregnant women who have experienced acute abdominal or flank pain.