U.K. public still trusts NHS, despite mammo screening glitch
September 11, 2019 -- The U.K. public still trusts the breast screening program run by the National Health Service (NHS), despite the recent debacle in which thousands of women were thought to have missed their final invitation to screening, according to a study published on 6 September in BMJ Open.  Discuss
What influences physicians' cancer screening advice?
September 10, 2019 -- Norwegian researchers have found that an array of factors can influence physicians' behavior when it comes to recommending cancer screening to patients, according to a study published online on 30 August in BMJ Open.  Discuss
Swedish team finds DBT & mammo detect same tumor subtypes
September 5, 2019 -- Swedish researchers have found digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital mammography seem to detect cancers of a similar biologic profile. Their findings were published online on 3 September by Radiology.  Discuss
ESC: Cancer cases rise in developed world
September 3, 2019 -- Fresh statistics presented at this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Paris confirm that cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, while heart disease burden persists in less prosperous countries.  Discuss
Is DBT cheaper than digital mammography?
August 20, 2019 -- Scandinavian researchers have conducted a large cost-effectiveness study comparing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with digital mammography. They published their findings online on 9 August in the European Journal of Health Economics.  Discuss
Norwegians shine new light on DBT's vast potential
August 20, 2019 -- Researchers from Oslo have provided fresh evidence that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography in screening yields more cancers in most breast density and patient age groups. They unveiled their results on 13 August in Radiology.  Discuss
Diffusion-weighted imaging of breast begins to come of age
August 19, 2019 -- Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of the breast offers enormous future potential as an imaging biomarker, but multicenter trials are essential to validate single-center studies and establish DWI as a useful clinical decision-making tool, according to Dr. Julia Camps-Herrero, president of the European Society of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Italians find mammography can show cardiovascular disease
August 15, 2019 -- Italian researchers have found that mammography can be a useful way to test for cardiovascular disease at the same time as screening for breast cancer because it identifies breast arterial calcifications, which have been linked to cardiovascular disease risk. They published their results online on 11 August in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Is it time to get serious about the placenta?
August 14, 2019 -- Significant advances are occurring in placental MRI -- particularly the development of texture analysis, machine learning, and radiomic approaches -- and the time is now ripe for systematic and detailed MRI scans of the placenta in pregnancy, a leading French expert believes.  Discuss
AI displays potential for breast ultrasound
August 12, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can yield a promising level of performance for differentiating between benign and malignant solid breast masses on B-mode ultrasound images, but further improvement is still needed, according to research published online on 5 August in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss