Womens Imaging

Women’s imaging encompasses many radiology procedures related to women and the diseases that are most prevalent to women such as breast cancer or gynecological issues. Mammogram, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and breast biopsy are the most commonly used procedures.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

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

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Microwave breast imaging: A non-invasive, non-ionizing emerging technology for breast cancer screening

“This can have a major impact on the younger population, especially for women at high risk of developing breast cancer, like those with genetic mutations, where there is a necessity to start screenings at an early age,” experts explained in Academic Radiology.

December 21, 2022

ACR recommendations result in 15-fold increase in breast MRI eligibility among cancer survivors

Prior to 2018, it was recommended that women at higher-than-average risk undergo supplemental breast MRI screening only if they had a personal history of breast cancer in addition to carrying a hereditary breast cancer gene mutation.

December 19, 2022
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Experts offer tips for improving breast density notifications

These notifications can sometimes leave many patients feeling even more bewildered about their mammogram results than they were before being made aware of their dense tissue.

December 13, 2022
AI is still one of the key technologies on the floor that many radiologists want to learn more about. A product rep discussing breast automated detection AI in the crowded Lunit booth at RSNA 2022.

9 technology trends and takeaways from RSNA 2022

Here are some interesting new technologies and key trends from the vast expo floor at the Radiological Society of North America 2022 meeting.

December 6, 2022
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Drinking alcohol while pregnant: Less than 1 drink per week can cause 'significant' changes in the brains of fetuses

A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America is raising questions about the safety of consuming even the slightest amount of alcohol while pregnant.

November 30, 2022
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Follow-up recommendations after abnormal mammograms often ignored due to high deductibles

Although the Affordable Care Act eliminated OOP costs for screening mammograms under most insurance plans, that coverage does not carry over to the additional exams that are needed when abnormal findings are uncovered.

November 30, 2022
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Many providers remain underinformed about increased cancer risks associated with breast density

JoAnn Pushkin, breast cancer survivor and executive director of DenseBreast-info.org, sounded the alarm on the lack of awareness surrounding breast density and its associated cancer risks during a presentation at this year’s annual RSNA meeting.

November 29, 2022
Danish researchers reported in Radiology that an artificial intelligence system was able to interpret more than 114,000 screening mammograms using a reading protocol with high sensitivity and specificity.

How breast cancer presents on imaging based on race: An updated analysis 25 years in the making

These appearances are important to recognize because, although cancer detection rates are similar among both races, mortality is approximately 40% higher among African American women in comparison to Non-Latina white women.

November 21, 2022
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