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Genetic Testing for Older Women with Breast Cancer

2020 16 Mar

New Stanford-led research finds that about 1 in 40 postmenopausal women with breast cancer are as likely as Ashkenazi Jewish women to carry inherited breast-cancer mutations in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.     The study published in JAMA is the first to suggest that women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer before age 65, but who don't have... Read more

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Tomosynthesis Consistently Outperforms Digital Mammography

2020 12 Mar

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has outperformed digital mammography (DM) over a five-year period, according to a new study published in Radiology .   The review, which was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia , identified that DBT screening was responsible for detecting a higher proportion of poor prognosis cancers... Read more

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AI+Radiologist: Improved Screening Interpretation

2020 04 Mar

Quality of breast cancer screenings can be improved through utilisation of AI algorithms, but it is necessary for human radiologists to participate in the evaluation process. You might also like: Suppressing Breast Cancer Metastasis These are the findings of a study (Schaffter et al. 2020) designed to compare performance of deep learning... Read more

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PET/MRI Pinpoint Notable Breast Cancer Biomarkers

2020 28 Jan

  Researchers have pinpointed breast cancer biomarkers that have the potential to indicate malignancy presence and risk.   A research team from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York compared healthy contralateral breast tissue of patients with malignant breast tumours and benign breast tumors. They found that PET/MRI imaging could... Read more

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MRI and Radiomics Predict 10-Year Breast Cancer Recurrence

2020 22 Jan

Breast cancer is complex for clinicians to diagnose owing to how greatly cells within one tumour can vary. This complexity and challenge is highlighted by the fact that a biopsy only targets a sample of cells.   You might also like: Radiomics Model Betters Radiologistsin Lesions Categorisation A new study from Penn Medicine addresses... Read more

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AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis Matches Two Doctors

2020 02 Jan

A newly-published study in the journal Nature suggests that AI diagnoses breast cancer from mammograms more accurately than radiologists.   A computer, specially designed and trained by a team of researchers from international bodies such as Google Health and Imperial College London, performed as well as two doctors working together.... Read more

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Leading Breast Radiologist Wins 2019 RSNA Accolade

2019 13 Nov

Prof. Fiona Gilbert is a leading light in the field of breast imaging with her contribution to the field being marked with Honorary Membership at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago this December. Since her graduation from Glasgow University in 1978 she has built an illustrious career in the UK in multiple areas... Read more

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Beyond Imaging, Towards a Care Pathway Approach Powered by AI

2019 13 Nov

The healthcare industry is under transformation. An ageing population and the rise of noncommunicable diseases are driving an industry shift away from curing disease in the short term toward preventing and managing disease and promoting overall well-being in the long term. Across Europe, we see the same issues – underfunded and understaffed national... Read more

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Bridging the Radiologist Staffing Gap with New Training Initiative

2019 13 Nov

Summary: Across the world, there is a workforce crisis impacting breast disease management that is partly attributed to a shortage of radiologists. In the UK, a new credentialling programme seeks to tackle this through training more clinicians to become breast treatment experts. A new three-year accreditation programme, launched by the Royal... Read more

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AI and Radiologist Teamwork: 90% Accuracy Breast Cancer Diagnosis

2019 29 Oct

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool, trained on more than a million screening mammography images, can identify breast cancer with up to 90% accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists.    The AI model was developed by New York University researchers who pointed out that their AI application is intended to optimise the work of... Read more