MRI flags asymptomatic brain metastasis in breast cancer
September 21, 2020 -- A new German study looking at breast cancer brain metastasis detection by MRI has revealed that patients survive longer and may undergo less aggressive treatment if metastases are discovered before the onset of symptoms. The findings are to be presented at the virtual European Breast Cancer Conference on 2-3 October.  Discuss
Breast specialists must anticipate 2nd COVID-19 wave
September 15, 2020 -- It's likely that there will be a second wave of COVID-19 illness going into the autumn and winter, and breast imaging specialists must continue to be proactive in planning for it, according to a report published on 1 September in the European Journal of Radiology Open.  Discuss
After Brexit: Device regulations come under scrutiny
September 15, 2020 -- The U.K. has produced advice on how to launch medical devices on the market after the Brexit transition period ends on 1 January 2021. Regulatory expert Mike Pogose discusses how the new procedures will affect imaging manufacturers and their customers.  Discuss
U.K. team spots COVID-19 in breast MRI case
September 4, 2020 -- Staff at a leading hospital in London have diagnosed COVID-19 infection in a 68-year-old woman who underwent an MRI examination for breast cancer staging, after a radiologist spotted unusual pulmonary findings on the scan.  Discuss
RCR pinpoints regional workforce disparities in U.K.
August 27, 2020 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published a series of reports highlighting significant national and regional staffing variations that persist across the U.K. Individual documents for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales also show the scale of radiologist shortages in each country.  Discuss
AI scores high marks for rating breast density
August 24, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software performed almost as well as senior radiologists for evaluating breast density and five-year breast cancer risks among women in France, according to the findings of a major 2019 study published on 17 August in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.  Discuss
Dutch use micro-CT to visualize fetal development
August 24, 2020 -- Micro-CT provides an unprecedented look into early human development, say researchers from the University of Amsterdam. They have published images that depict a 6-week-old ectopic pregnancy.  Discuss
Ultrasound proves safe for follow-up of breast masses
August 24, 2020 -- Ultrasound appears to be an effective and safe diagnostic workup modality when it comes to evaluating masses identified on screening digital breast tomosynthesis, according to research published in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Abbreviated MRI wins support in breast imaging
August 21, 2020 -- A shorter, abbreviated-protocol MRI performed as well as a full-protocol breast MRI, suggesting it can be used for diagnostic imaging, according to research presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual meeting  Discuss
U.K. trial shows earlier breast screening has benefit
August 12, 2020 -- New findings from a large randomized breast screening trial in the U.K. show that there is a mortality benefit if screening starts when women are in their 40s. But that benefit seems to fade over time, according to a study published on 12 August in the Lancet Oncology.  Discuss