In Case You Missed it
Two DBI initiatives on risk assessment and supplemental screening published in the Journal of Breast Imaging continue to be popular:
- Research: Effect of an Educational Intervention on Women’s Health Care Provider Knowledge Gaps about Breast Cancer Risk Model Use and High-Risk Screening Recommendations
- Article: Implementing the National Dense Breast Reporting Standard, Expanding Supplemental Screening Using Current Guidelines, and the Proposed Find It Early Act
Out in Radiology, Comparative Performance of Contrast-enhanced Mammography, Abbreviated Breast MRI, and Standard Breast MRI for Breast Cancer Screening. Performance metrics were compared between pooled CEM and AbMRI evaluations from 246 participants (492 interpretations respectively) and 246 standard MRI evaluations from a single reader abstracted from the medical record. While the study found that the cancer detection rate and sensitivity of CEM was lower compared with standard MRI, importantly, readers were trained on CEM just prior to the study whereas MRI was used during the reader’s regular clinical practice. Differential experience interpreting CEM vs. MRI may have resulted in detection bias impacting the findings and pointing to the need for more radiologist training before widespread CEM use.