Women's Imaging

Radiology remains a field primarily populated by men, but new research hints that the gender gap in diversity may be closing.

Recent Swedish-based research examined the reasoning behind women refraining from mammography screenings.

Prior research has shown that the human brain responds similarly to desired substances of abuse as to cute babies’ faces, with both cues triggering the release of dopamine-based brain rewards. A new functional MRI study has documented that the baby-face response is markedly muted in mothers who have substance addictions—even when the babies are their own.

European researchers have developed a low-cost ultrasound scanner they hope will lead to reduced maternal mortality in developing parts of the world.

Participation in breast cancer screening has declined in England. A new analysis revealed women who miss a first breast screening appointment and are given a fixed date for another appointment are more likely to attend that backup.

MRI breast screening is an effective supplement to traditional mammography, even for women with an average risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Radiology.

The pressure was on to make an important purchase decision, and fast. Willapa Harbor Hospital in South Bend, Washington, had just seen its aging mammography machine reach the point of no repair.

The radiology department at Ashley County Medical Center (ACMC), a 33-bed critical access hospital in Crossett, Arkansas, has always made dose management a top priority.

Lisa Quamme, breast health coordinator and senior radiology technologist at Northpoint Health and Wellness Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, spoke to Radiology Business about how the system has improved their mammography screening.

A recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology examined one reason issues in women’s imaging may be so hard to follow: Hospitals aren’t using their own resources to educate patients. 

Countless studies have shown 3D mammography can reduce false positives and increases cancer detection in women with dense breasts, it creates a better overall patient experience, and insurance companies are finally beginning to cover costs associated with 3D mammograms.

Researchers and clinicians from Cooper University Hospital have been using spectral mammography on a daily basis since November 2012. A group of residents, fellows and faculty from Cooper published a review of techniques and practical applications of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) in Academic Radiology.