Although the need for supplemental imaging in women with dense breasts has been a hot topic among the imaging community recently, new data suggest that considerations for supplemental exams should extend well beyond breast density.
It’s not just dense breasts that matter, researchers say – While recommendations for supplementary whole-breast ultrasounds were targeted to women with heterogeneously or extremely dense breasts, only a small proportion were at high risk of mammography screening failure, according to an observational study.
Additional organisations in the women’s health space are joining others to voice their disappointment with the United States Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) draft recommendations pertaining to changes in breast cancer screening.
Breast density is known to drop over time, but new data suggest that the rate at which density decreases merits special attention, as it could be associated with a woman’s chance of later developing breast cancer. Of the nearly 1,000 subjects included in the analysis, women whose density decreased more slowly were found to be...
Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI-MRI) each have advantages and disadvantages for assessing suspicious breast lesions. The optimal approach is multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) using both methods, according to a new study published online in Investigative Radiology by Wayne Forrest, AuntMinnie.com
Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography improves breast cancer screening in women younger than 50, decreasing recalls and finding more cancers in those who have dense tissue by Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com
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