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With controversy lingering around mammography, advances in breast imaging may provide safer and more effective options.
MR Spectroscopy Shows Early Warning Signs for Women with BRCA
Localized correlated spectroscopy may show signs of biochemical abnormalities, possibly signaling breast cancer among women with BRCA gene.
Women’s Awareness of Breast Density Varies
Breast density awareness is more common in women who are educated, had higher household income, and have health insurance.
MRI Screening for Breast Cancer
As part of our MBCC coverage we discuss MRI screening for breast cancer in patients who carry a BRCA mutation or have a first-degree relative who is a BRCA carrier.
No Biopsy Required For MRI-Detected BI-RADS 2 Lesions
Breast lesions detected by MRI and classified as BI-RADS 2 were shown to not be malignant, and therefore do not need biopsy.
FDA Approves 3D Breast CT
The FDA has approved the first cone beam CT for diagnostic imaging of the breast, according to Koning Corporation.
MBI Boosts Cancer Detection in Patients With Dense Breasts
Adding molecular breast imaging to mammography resulted in a fourfold increase in invasive breast cancer detection rates in women with dense breasts.
Additional Imaging For Extramammary Findings on Breast MR
Women who have E3 and E4 extramammary findings from breast MRI should undergo additional imaging.
Breast Tomosynthesis in Practice
Early breast tomosynthesis adopter Washington Radiology Associates increased cancer detection by one-third, decreased call-backs, and improved provider confidence.
Improving the Imaging Patient’s Experience
With patient satisfaction an increasing concern, radiology vendors and facilities are focused on improving the imaging experience.
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