Diagnostic Imaging's Weekly Scan: November 13-November 19

Catch up on the top radiology content of the past week.

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Study Examines Racial Differences in Mammography and Ultrasound Imaging Characteristics of Breast Cancer

In a study of over 800 women with breast cancer, researchers found that African-American women had a higher rate of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and were less likely to have irregular masses in screening exams in comparison to non-Latina White women.

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Could Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound with Perfluorobutane Provide a Viable Option for Diagnosing Hepatocellular Carcinoma?

Emerging research showed the combination of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with perfluorobutane and modified 2017 LI-RADS criteria had comparable sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy to current magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) approaches to detecting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lesions.

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What a New MRI Study Reveals About Brain Aging and Racial Disparities

New magnetic resonance imaging research shows earlier brain aging in middle-age Black individuals with researchers suggesting that cumulative exposure to stress over socioeconomic and environmental adversities may be a key contributing factor.

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SPECT Imaging Agent Gets Expanded FDA Approval for Patients with Suspected Dementia with Lewy Bodies

GE Healthcare’s DaTscan is reportedly the first radiopharmaceutical tracer agent approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in patients with suspected dementia with Lewy bodies.

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