Abbreviated MRI Protocol for Breast Cancer Screening in Women With Dense Breasts

Few areas of medicine have been as controversial and emotionally charged as breast cancer screening. Although mammography screening is a mainstay of preventive health care for women in the United States, the limitations of mammography for detecting breast cancer among women with mammographically dense breasts have received increasing attention from both advocacy groups and the medical community. Currently, legislation addressing communication regarding breast density is in place for a majority of states (38 states and the District of Columbia), and a federal law mandates that the US Food and Drug Administration advance minimum national standards for breast density reporting to women undergoing mammography screening through changes to Mammography Quality Standards Act regulations.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Research reveals half of radiologists saw no change in their recall rates.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Breast Imaging Mammography Tomosynthesis Source Type: news
ConclusionsBoth CESM and MRI are effective methods for the detection of breast cancer with high diagnostic sensitivity. The diagnostic performance of CESM appears to be more effective than MRI.
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Dr. Laura Mulvey, 33, practices emergency medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. After spending six days receiving treatment in her own hospital, she is now recovering at home from what is presumed to be COVID-19, though her test was inconclusive. What follows is a lightly-edited transcript of her story as told to TIME. Early on, sometime in February, [COVID-19] was something that people were thinking about. And worried about. Certainly, the worries were not what they are now. But hospital-wise, we had a bit of an earlier jump on it, because we recognized that this was a potential threat. We’re ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news
(JAMA Network) Nearly 200   radiologists who interpreted about 251,000   digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and 2 million   digital mammography screening examinations were included in this observational study that evaluated recall and cancer detection rates.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo bring the reader up to date on recent literature on cancer detection with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).Recent FindingsMany early landmark trials have recently published follow-up studies comparing DBT and synthesized DBT (SM  + DBT) to digital mammography (DM). Recent work has also focused on interval cancers and biological characteristics of DBT cancers in efforts to assess the impact of cancer detection with DBT.SummaryConsistent increases in cancer detection and overall reductions in recall rates are observed with DBT and maintained with SM  + DBT. Studies on...
Source: Current Radiology Reports - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Claire C. Conley, Bethany L. Niell, Bianca M. Augusto, McKenzie McIntyre, Richard Roetzheim, Kimberly Funaro, Susan T. Vadaparampil
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Shortened protocol identifies more cancers than ultrasound or mammography.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Breast Health Ultrasound Breast Imaging Mammography MRI Screening Source Type: news
Abstract Deep convolutional neural network (DCNN), now popularly called artificial intelligence (AI), has shown the potential to improve over previous computer-assisted tools in medical imaging developed in the past decades. A DCNN has millions of free parameters that need to be trained, but the training sample set is limited in size for most medical imaging tasks so that transfer learning is typically used. Automatic data mining may be an efficient way to enlarge the collected data set but the data can be noisy such as incorrect labels or even a wrong type of images. In this work we studied the generalization err...
Source: Physics in Medicine and Biology - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Phys Med Biol Source Type: research
Private health insurers spend more than $2 billion a year to screen women in their 40s for breast cancer, though fewer than half those eligible undergo mammograms, a new study shows.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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