Certain Lifestyle Factors May Offset Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer

Sunday, May 29, 2016
TIME (5/26) reports that research published in JAMA Oncology suggests that nearly “30% of all breast cancers in the US could be prevented if women maintained a healthy weight, do not use hormone therapy for menopause, and cut back on drinking and smoking.”

Tomosynthesis May Increase Diagnostic Confidence in Biopsy Recommendations

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Diagnostic Imaging (5/23) reports that research indicated “tomosynthesis for breast cancer diagnosis has resulted in progressive shifts in the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) final assessment categories and improved diagnostic confidence in biopsy recommendations.” The findings were published in Radiology. 

Peer Review Of All Screening Mammogram Callback Cases May Result In A Reduction Of Recall Rates, Study Suggests

Monday, May 23, 2016
Diagnostic Imaging (5/20) reported, “Peer review of all screening mammogram callback cases resulted in a reduction of recall rates following screening mammograms,” research suggests. The findings were presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American College of Radiology. 

Higher Intake of Saturated Fat During Adolescence Linked to Increased Risk of Dense Breasts in Early Adulthood

Friday, May 20, 2016
The New York Times (5/19, Bakalar) “Well” blog reports that research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests “teenage girls who eat a diet high in saturated fat are at increased risk of developing dense breasts.”

Society of Breast Imaging 2015 Annual Report

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Society of Breast Imaging published the first Annual Report to commemorate 2015 and the society's work. In 2015, SBI celebrated 30 years of service to patients and professionals in the breast imaging field. The annual report includes the size of the society, its recent accomplishments and its initiatives.