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.”