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The Unscientific Approach to the Latest USPSTF Mammography Guidelines

Thursday, February 25, 2016

SBI Past President and ACR Breast Imaging Commission Chair, Debra Monticciolo, MD, FSBI, FACR, discusses the USPSTF breast screening recommendations.

Patients Who Listen To Guided Meditation During Breast Biopsy May Have Greater Reductions In Pain, Anxiety, And Fatigue

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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. 

Some Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Receive Unnecessary Imaging Tests, Study Suggests

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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.”


Expert Opinions Vary When it Comes to Mammograms

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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. 

My Turn: Age 40 is the Right Time to Begin Annual Breast Exams

Monday, February 15, 2016

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.  

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