FDA: Facilities Must Ensure that Mammography Physics Surveys Performed

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The FDA reminds facilities that it is their responsibility to utilize the services of a qualified medical physicist to survey the their equipment, to oversee the equipment-related quality control (QC) program and to perform mammography equipment evaluations (MEE) on x-ray units and image processors, whenever such evaluations are necessary. 

An Era of Misinterpretation and Misinformation in Breast Cancer Screening

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
SBI Member Michelle Rivera, MD, head of American Women Unite for Breast Cancer Screening talks about the continued confusion and frustration “an era of misinterpretation and misinformation in breast cancer screening” has caused. “The Task Force recommendations create further confusion among women, who remain unsure when to get screened. Physicians as well must weigh conflicting information as they seek to guide their patients. The good news is that many of the nation’s leading medical organizations support screening at age 40.”

New guidelines on mammograms a matter of dispute

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
SBI Immediate Past President, Murray Rebner, MD, FSBI, Director of Breast imaging at Beaumont Hospital highlights some of the flaws in the recent recommendations in The Detroit News: “Scientifically speaking, the USPSTF appears to have used only a small selection of studies, many of them involving outdated mammogram machines. By Institute of Medicine standards, the USPSTF recommendations may not even be considered ‘trustworthy.’”

MPPR Rollback and Mammography Protections in Consolidated Appropriations Act: A Victory for Patients and Providers

Friday, December 18, 2015
The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauds Congress for including access to imaging care protections for the most sick and injured of Medicare beneficiaries and women seeking mammograms in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The legislation was passed by the House and Senate today (Dec. 18). We call on the President to quickly sign the bill into law.