SBI Past President and ACR Breast Imaging Commission Chair, Debra Monticciolo, MD, FSBI, FACR, discusses the USPSTF breast screening recommendations.
Aunt Minnie (2/24, Moan) reports, “Patients who listened to a guided meditation during breast biopsy had greater reductions in pain, anxiety, and fatigue – even more so than those who listened to music or talked to the technologist,” the findings of a 121-patient study published online Feb. 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology reveal.
Healio (2/23) reports that research indicated “a large number of women with early-stage breast cancer received imaging tests that may be medically unnecessary.”
Samir Patel, MD, Diagnostic Radiologist, Radiology Inc. tells the South Bend Tribune, the likelihood of dying of breast cancer will be 70 percent less for women who begin screening annually at age 40 than if they follow the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines.
SBI Member Dr. Rebecca A. Zuurbier, associate professor of radiology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and director of breast imaging at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, explains why beginning annual mammograms at age 40 will save the most lives.