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With controversy lingering around mammography, advances in breast imaging may provide safer and more effective options.
Economics of Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis and False Positives
Weighing the costs of breast cancer screening and the economic impact of false positives.
Full Field Digital Mammography May Miss Interval Breast Cancers
Full field digital mammography, performed instead of screen film mammography, finds fewer interval breast cancers.
Ultrasound Best for Investigating Pelvic Symptoms
OB/GYNs should begin with ultrasound to examine women presenting with pelvic symptoms, urges a physician group.
Low Breast Density, Poor Breast Cancer Prognosis
Patients with breast cancer and very low mammographic breast density have a poorer prognosis.
Reliability in Measuring Breast Density
Two automated volumetric methods were superior in measuring breast density.
When Informed of Overdetection, Do Patients Still Want Screening?
The issue of overdetection of cancer from screening must be addressed sooner than later, say experts.
Mammographic Pressure Standardization Would Improve Imaging
Mammography would be more accurate and comfortable for patients with mammographic pressure standardization.
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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