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.

'A Call to Arms' for Electronic Transfer of Medical Images Between Institutions

April 12, 2022

In a recent video interview, Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH and David Larson, MD, MBA, discussed the continued use of physical media to transport medical images between different health-care facilities, resulting inefficiencies and delays with patient care, and the initiative to create a linked multi-hub model to end this dated practice once and for all.

New Review Reveals Flaws of Influential Canadian RCTs on Mammography Screening

March 29, 2022

A closer look at the Canadian National Breast Screening Studies (CNBSS) has revealed key methodological flaws that may prohibit use of the findings in the development of future guidelines on mammography screening for breast cancer.

Reinvigorating Breast Cancer Screening Efforts in Local Communities

March 24, 2022

Discussing personal, practical and technological challenges that may thwart breast cancer screening, this author says increased sensitivity, advances in mammography imaging and creative awareness-raising alliances can make a difference in communities big and small.

Study Offers Closer Look at AI-Enabled Tool for Assessing Breast Density

March 21, 2022

The artificial intelligence (AI) model reportedly had an 89.3 accuracy rate in differentiating between non-dense and dense breasts on mammography scans, and a 90.4 percent rate of agreement with human radiologist reviewers.

Study Shows Link Between Breast Arterial Calcification and Significant Cardiovascular Risks

March 18, 2022

While breast arterial calcification is a common incidental finding on mammograms that is not routinely recommended for follow-up, statistically significant associations with cardiovascular risks may change that approach for postmenopausal women.