ACR releases breast cancer screening criteria
The American College of Radiology's (ACR) expert panel on breast imaging has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR updates Appropriateness Criteria Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' Annual breast screening reduces deaths by almost 40% 2D synthesized DBT screening is ready for prime time How do women fare when breast cancer is detected on US?
Women with disabilities (WWD) have reported lower mammography rates than the general population, however rates for women with cerebral palsy (CP) have not been specifically studied.
Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information
CONCLUSION: These results could justify the conservative management, in a selected group of patients, being the malignancy rate lower than 2%, considered in the literature as the "probably benign" definition. Advances in knowledge: Increasing the length of follow-up of selected patients conservatively managed can improve the management of ADH cases. PMID: 29451396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(Reuters Health) - Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests.
Abstract Mammographic breast density is an established risk factor for breast cancer and significantly reduces the sensitivity of mammography, yet its use within breast cancer screening programs in Australia is limited. We provide a contemporary snapshot of the role of breast density measurement in screening for breast cancer and review the recent evidence for an increasing role of breast density measurement as: a predictor of breast cancer risk, a predictor of 'masking', and a biomarker to monitor effectiveness of intervention strategies for primary prevention or improved breast cancer outcomes. PMID: 294470...
ConclusionMBI seems to be a useful imaging modality with a high predictive value in revealing ipsilateral and bilateral disease not visualized by mammography and ultrasound. It may play an important role in delineating the extent of the index lesion during preoperative planning. Incorporation of MBI in the clinical work-up as an adjunct modality to mammography and ultrasound may lead to better selection of patients who could benefit from BCS.
CONCLUSION: Providing quadrant view is used in addition to full field view, there is no significant difference in cancer detection between the 8MP monitor and the pair of 5MP monitors. Advances in knowledge: Effect of magnification on the detectability of subtle malignant calcification clusters in breast screening. PMID: 29436850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women -- those ages 65 and older. The findings of a new study could impact mammography screening decisions later in life.
This population-based cohort study uses cancer registry data to examine the biopsy rates and yield in the 90 days following screening (mammography vs MRI with or without mammography) among women with and without a personal history of breast cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: - Rare, invasive, primary nipple carcinomas typically present as subtle nipple thickening or an exudative crust on the skin. Imaging studies are often nonrevealing. A variety of histologic and biologic types of carcinomas occur, similar to cancers arising deeper in the breast. Although the carcinomas invaded into the dermis, some with skin ulceration, the likelihood of lymph node metastasis was no higher than carcinomas of similar sizes. Patients who choose to preserve their nipple(s) should be aware of the possibility of breast cancer arising at that site and to bring any observed changes to the attention of ...