This video highlights a study on optoacoustic imaging, a new type of imaging that could improve breast cancer diagnosis by differentiating between benign and malignant breast masses.
Clear guidelines about the utilization of MRI in breast cancer detection and management are needed, as the modality is being overused in women for whom it offers few benefits (and potential harms), and underused when it might be appropriate.
A study including nearly 30,000 women found that newly diagnosed early-stage breast cancer patients often undergo advanced imaging tests, in spite of recommendations against this practice.
As part of our MBCC coverage we discuss MRI screening for breast cancer in patients who carry a BRCA mutation or have a first-degree relative who is a BRCA carrier.
Adding molecular breast imaging to mammography resulted in a fourfold increase in invasive breast cancer detection rates in women with dense breasts.
Using Nuclear Medicine Imaging in Clinical Practice: Update on PET to Guide Treatment of Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer
We review how radiolabeled glucose and estrogen analogs can be used in breast cancer patients. We focus this review on the application of positron emission tomography imaging to ER-positive metastatic breast cancer as an example of how imaging can guide breast cancer treatment.
Physicians can help older women make informed mammography decisions by taking into account life expectancy and the harms and benefits of breast cancer screening.