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 Disparities with Follow-Up After Incomplete Mammography Exams

August 18, 2022

Emerging research revealed that Asian patients, Black patients, and those who identified their race as “other” were nearly 1.5 times more likely than White women to have more than two-month delays with follow-up imaging after BI-RADS 0 screening mammography.

Survey: Over Half of Women in Their 40s Did Not Have a Mammogram in the Past Year

August 17, 2022

In a recent survey of nearly 2,000 women in their 40s who had no history of breast cancer, researchers found that over 38 percent of survey respondents said they had no reason to get a mammogram or had never thought about it.

A Radiologist's Perspective on New Patient-Facing Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

August 17, 2022

With ongoing gaps in mammography screening and patient anxiety that often accompanies screening exams and a possible diagnosis of breast cancer, patient education is critical. Accordingly, in a recent video interview, Amy K. Patel, M.D., discussed the potential impact of new patient-oriented breast cancer screening guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

MRI/CT Imaging for Axillary Lymph Nodes: What a New Breast Cancer Study Reveals

August 16, 2022

The combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) had a 63.83 percent sensitivity rate for tumor-infiltrated axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer in comparison to a 36.11 percent sensitivity rate for the combination of mammography and sonography.