MRIs of dense breasts find more cancer but also false alarms

Giving women with very dense breasts an MRI scan in addition to a mammogram led to fewer missed cancers but also to a lot of false alarms, a large new study suggests.
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Evaluation of reconstruction algorithms for a stationary digital breast tomosynthesis system using a carbon nanotube X-ray source array. J Xray Sci Technol. 2020 Sep 10;: Authors: Hu Z, Chen Z, Zhou C, Hong X, Chen J, Zhang Q, Jiang C, Ge Y, Yang Y, Liu X, Zheng H, Li Z, Liang D Abstract Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), which is based on limited-angle tomography, was developed to solve tissue overlapping problems associated with traditional breast mammography. However, due to the problems associated with tube movement dur...
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CONCLUSIONS: We found wide variability in missed opportunities across counties, which were associated with population density and county-level participation in other health-related behaviors. SOURCES OF SUPPORT: This study was supported by the National Cancer Institute under Award Number P30 CA082709-18S4. PMID: 32891476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ConclusionBoth the availability of data in patient records essential for guideline-based recommendations and the reporting of possible treatment alternatives of the investigated CDTs were low. To meet EUSOMA ’s requirements, information that is supposed to be implicitly known must be explicated by MDTs. Moreover, MDTs have to adhere to clear definitions of data-items in their reporting.
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Conclusions Dedicated multiparametric CAD of breast MRI for BI-RADS 3 and 4 lesions in screening of women with extremely dense breasts has the potential to reduce false-positive diagnoses and consequently to reduce the number of biopsies without missing cancers.
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Conclusion: PET with 11C-vorozole is a useful technique for measuring aromatase expression in individual breast lesions, enabling noninvasive quantitative measurement of baseline and posttreatment aromatase availability in primary tumors and metastatic lesions.
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Medical imaging saves millions of lives each year, helping doctors detect and diagnose a wide range of diseases, from cancer and appendicitis to stroke and heart disease. Because non-invasive early disease detection saves so many lives, scientific investment continues to increase. Artifical intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the medical imaging industry by sifting through mountains of scans quickly and offering providers and patients with life-changing insights into a variety of diseases, injuries, and conditions that may be hard to detect without the supplemental technology. Images are the largest source...
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