Automated breast positioning comes under scrutiny at ECR 2021
March 3, 2021 -- A prize-winning ECR 2021 study of mammographic screening images has shown that automated analysis of breast positioning found a significant number of inadequate images in the technical repeats attributed to positioning errors. Read More
German study scrutinizes economics of MRI for dense breasts
February 18, 2021 -- A German study has shown that in high-risk breast cancer patients, MR mammography is a cost-effective alternative to mammography in a yearly screening setting. Read More
Dutch parliament supports MRI screening for dense breasts
February 11, 2021 -- The second chamber of the Dutch parliament has voted unanimously in favor of women with dense breast tissue undergoing MRI exams as part of the national screening program, following lively debate between radiologists and politicians over recent weeks. Read More
Dutch experts lock horns over MRI's screening role in dense breasts
February 9, 2021 -- The heated debate over the pros and cons of contrast-enhanced mammography and MRI for screening women with dense breast tissue has resurfaced in the Netherlands, with parliament scheduled to vote on the use of MRI as a screening tool. Read More
Danish study shows outdoor work reduces risk of breast cancer
February 8, 2021 -- Working outdoors in sectors like agriculture may come with the benefit of a lower risk of breast cancer for women over 50, according to research published on 1 February in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Read More
AI algorithm can boost breast cancer risk assessment
February 1, 2021 -- An international team of researchers has developed Mirai, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can estimate a woman's risk of breast cancer across multiple future time points based on analysis of her mammogram and clinical risk factors. Read More
MRI aids patient selection in fertility preservation therapy
January 28, 2021 -- MRI has an essential role in the preoperative assessment of candidates for fertility-sparing treatment in women with gynecological malignancies, Spanish researchers have reiterated. Appropriate patient selection based on tumor staging is paramount, they emphasize. Read More
Out of Africa: Breast imaging in Tanzania
January 27, 2021 -- A major challenge facing breast radiologists in sub-Saharan Africa is that women often present when cancers are advanced. More patient education and support and a stronger primary healthcare system are vital to allow for timely diagnostic referrals, according to new research from Tanzania. Read More
ESR mourns Natalia Rotaru, 57, who died of COVID-19
January 25, 2021 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has published a tribute to Prof. Natalia Rotaru, PhD, the breast radiologist from Moldova who died at the age of 57. She was a prominent educator and author in her own country, but contracted COVID-19 while performing her clinical duties. Read More
CT provides boost for mapping of breast density
January 22, 2021 -- Researchers from Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands have used nearly 100 CT images to map breast density. The analysis may lead to more accurate radiation dose estimates and improved breast cancer risk models. Read More