The Diagnostic Imaging mammography modality focus page provides information, videos, podcasts, and the latest news about industry product developments, trial results, screening guidelines, and protocol guidance that touch on the use of mammography, including 2D digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, and breast ultrasound.

Study Finds No Benefit to MRI Screening in Women with High-Risk Breast Lesions

October 03, 2022

In a study involving nearly 700 patients with atypical ductal or lobular hyperplasia, or lobular carcinoma in situ, researchers found no difference in four-year breast cancer detection rates between women who had screening mammography and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and women who only had mammography screening.

What a New Meta-Analysis Reveals About Breast Density, Mammography and MRI Screening

September 28, 2022

Assessing data from 386,590 women, researchers noted that women with extremely dense breast tissue have more than double the risk for breast cancer in comparison to women with average breast density and nearly four times the risk of women with extremely fatty breast tissue.

New Mammography Study Examines Association Between Breast Density Changes and Breast Cancer Risk

September 22, 2022

In a retrospective review involving over 2.2 million women with three consecutive biennial mammography screenings and no history of breast cancer, researchers noted that for premenopausal women with fatty breasts at baseline, increasing breast density at subsequent screenings led to significantly elevated hazard ratios ranging from 1.45 to 1.93 for the risk of breast cancer.

What a New Study Reveals About Radiographers and Mammography Assessment

September 14, 2022

In a new United Kingdom study comparing radiologist and radiographer assessment of over 1.4 million digital mammograms, researchers said there were no significant differences with cancer detection rates or recall rates.

Managing Incidentalomas in Radiology: Embracing Challenges as Opportunities

September 12, 2022

Greater imaging utilization has increased the prevalence of incidental findings or incidentalomas, but unclear clinical context and guidelines complicate management. Accordingly, these authors offer a thorough review of the literature and discuss new opportunities for improving interdisciplinary management strategies.