Adding Digital Breast Tomosynthesis To Mammography May Almost Double Image Interpretation Time

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital compared interpretation times for conventional screening mammography and combined tomosynthesis and mammography; they found that adding tomosynthesis increased the amount of time required to interpret a case by 47% (Radiology, January 2014, Vol. 270:1, pp. 49-56).

SBI Members, Breast Imaging Experts Criticize Recent Op-Ed On Mammography

Thursday, January 2, 2014
In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Murray Rebner, president of the Society of Breast Imaging, and Barbara Monsees, chair of the Breast Imaging Commission of the American College of Radiology criticize a recent Times op-ed by H. Gilbert Welch, saying that it “provides the basis for bad advice to women.” Monsees and Rebner write that “every medical organization experienced in breast cancer (including the American Cancer Society, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Radiology, Society of Breast Imaging and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers) recommends annual mammograms for women ages 40 and older.”