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.
June 7th 2023
Five artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for mammography assessment were better at predicting breast cancer risk over five years than the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) risk model, according to new retrospective research involving over 13,000 women.
Study Suggests Overdiagnosis in More Than 15 Percent of Mammography-Detected Breast Cancer CasesMarch 4th 2022
In a large study reviewing biennial mammography screening for women between the ages of 50 to 74, researchers estimated a 6.1 percent overdiagnosis rate for indolent pre-clinical cancer and a 9.3 percent overdiagnosis rate for progressive pre-clinical cancer in women who would have died from other causes prior to clinical diagnosis.
New Study on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Shows Benefits of Spot Compression ViewsFebruary 23rd 2022
When there are equivocal findings with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), spot compression views may significantly enhance specificity and accuracy, and could reduce additional workup in benign cases.
COVID Vaccine Side Effects and Mammograms: What a New Study RevealsFebruary 8th 2022
Emerging research suggests that mammograms should not be delayed for women who develop unilateral lymphadenopathy after receiving COVID-19 vaccines, and that follow-up imaging is unnecessary for patients who have no history of cancer or suspicious concurrent symptoms.
Study Looks at Recall Rates for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Digital MammographyJanuary 18th 2022
While digital breast tomosynthesis is reportedly more effective at detecting cancer, new research suggests a higher recall rate due to fatigue and less experience in interpreting the images.
How to Address Three Common Issues in Your Mammography Practice
Emerging solutions for improved efficiency, patient comfort and image quality may ease the strain of increased patient volume as women catch up with mammography screenings that were delayed or put off during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Understanding Breast Imaging Features of Transgender Women Is Key to Improving CareSeptember 9th 2021
Feminizing hormone therapy may increase the risk of breast cancer in transgender women, a growing body of research suggests, underscoring a need for health care providers to understand the risks, breast imaging features, and health care needs of this demographic.
Managing Risks of Delaying Breast Cancer Screening and COVID-19 Vaccine-Associated Lymphadenopathy Requires Individualized ApproachAugust 25th 2021
A nuanced approach is needed to weigh the risk of vaccination-associated axillary lymphadenopathy against the risk of delaying breast cancer screening.