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Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Radiologist David Gruen, MD, discusses some of the overarching themes from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society's annual meeting.

End-users of various radiology IT systems offer their assessment of the software in the annual KLAS Research 2023 Best in KLAS report.

Research offers new guidance on managing architectural distortion visualized on DBT exams

Multiple areas of architectural distortion visualized on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams are likely to produce high-risk pathology results. 

July 28, 2022
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has published new patient-friendly breast cancer screening guidelines

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has published new patient-friendly breast cancer screening guidelines

The new guidelines put emphasis on the age at which average-risk women should begin annual screening and breast assessments.

July 27, 2022
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Despite mandated coverage, nearly half of women are concerned about OOP breast cancer screening expenses

Women who skipped screening due to financial concerns outnumbered those who were not screened due to logistical issues such as scheduling and transportation conflicts, new survey data reveals. 

July 22, 2022
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Imaging surveillance program detects pancreatic cancer in its earliest stages

Individuals at high risk of pancreatic cancer benefit from annual imaging and have decreased mortality rates compared to those who forgo preventive screening.  

July 14, 2022
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CMS shoots down request to reconsider CTC cancer screening coverage

In the June 29 announcement, the ACR revealed CMS said the additional evidence provided to them was “insufficient” to support the reconsideration of their non-coverage decision.

July 5, 2022
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Screening mammograms are not as effective as they once were

This is a trend that researchers believe will persist as disease management continues to improve. 

June 29, 2022
A comparison of standard 2D mammography (right) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3D mammography (left). The DBT creates a data set of 1 mm slices that the radiologist can look through to see more detail in suspect areas and determine if it dense breast tissue is masking a tumor.

DBT is better for women with increased breast cancer risks

For the research, special attention was paid to women with dense breasts and other factors that raise their risk of a breast cancer diagnosis.

June 16, 2022
Example of various breast MRI protocol sequences that offer different types of soft tissue enhancement. Imaging performed on a Siemens Magnetom system. Breast MRI can help see through dense breast tissue to better detect cancers. #densebreasts #Breastdensity #BreastMRI

Contrast enhanced breast MRI superior to CEM, but accessibility remains an obstacle

In addition to CE-MRI's increased sensitivity for identifying breast cancers, the researchers also found the modality had superior negative likelihood ratios with higher pre-test probabilities for safely ruling out malignancy. 

June 9, 2022
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