3D DTI-MRI can suggest weak cervix, pregnancy issues
December 22, 2017 -- Three-dimensional diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) examinations of the cervix may have discovered at least one reason why some pregnant women miscarry or go into labor prematurely, according to a U.K. study published online on 11 December.  Discuss
False-positive mammogram triples risk of interval cancer
December 20, 2017 -- A prior false-positive finding on mammography triples the likelihood that a woman will have an interval breast cancer, according to a study from Norway published on 14 December in Radiology. The findings indicate that more frequent screening could be advisable for women with false-positive findings.  Discuss
PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence
December 18, 2017 -- PET/MRI can better detect and classify local lesions and distant metastases in women suspected of having recurrent pelvic cancer than MRI alone, according to a study presented at the recent RSNA 2017 annual meeting.  Discuss
Prone edges supine position in breast cancer detection
December 14, 2017 -- Patient positioning is critical to detect breast cancer successfully when using PET/MRI or MRI alone, and placing patients in the prone position greatly increases the chances of discovering lesions compared with when they are in the supine position.  Discuss
AI algorithm matches radiologists in breast screening exams
December 14, 2017 -- How does an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm compare to radiologists when it comes to interpreting screening mammography exams? Their performances were fairly comparable, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Kopans: Peer review has failed at BMJ
December 8, 2017 -- Peer review has failed at BMJ, Dr. Daniel Kopans wrote in a commentary. He thinks the authors of a study published on 5 December about the Dutch breast screening program have completely misinterpreted their own data.  Discuss
Critics of breast screening focus attention on the Netherlands
December 6, 2017 -- Breast cancer screening opponents released a new study in BMJ on 5 December calling into question the benefits of mammography in the Netherlands. They concluded that screening had little impact on advanced breast cancers, suggesting a marginal effect on breast cancer mortality. Breast screening advocates beg to differ.  Discuss
Study: More breast screens equal higher cancer risk
November 23, 2017 -- A multinational team has shown that the earlier and more frequently a woman starts screening for breast cancer, the higher her lifetime risk of radiation-induced cancer. But the total effective risk falls as women get older, particularly when they hit 70 years old, according to a study published in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss