Goodbye Senator Ayotte

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, one of breast (as well as lung, colon) cancer screenings biggest advocates and a key supporter in the Senate lost her re-election by an extremely tight margin.  Although we maintain many friends in the House and Senate, she is a huge loss for cancer screening advocacy. 

What does 2017 hold for breast imaging?

Monday, December 12, 2016
In addition to the slow transition to a new payment model, with the assistance of RADPAC (Radiological Political Action Committee) will have to decide if we want to reintroduce H.R. 1151 USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act. 

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The purpose of this page is to inform SBI members about legislative updates that impact breast imaging and breast imagers. Dr. Nicole Saphier will be contributing and providing the posts on a quarterly basis. 

About Nicole B. Saphier, MD: 

I am a board certified radiologist with fellowship training in Oncologic Imaging and am the Director of Breast Imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth facility. I see patients at MSK in New York City as well as at MSK Monmouth New Jersey with my primary clinical focus of breast imaging and intervention, including mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI.

In addition to breast imaging, I am active in healthcare leadership, policy, and advocacy at local and national levels as well as holding a seat on the RADPAC board. Although I see many patients every year, being involved in advocacy and legislation allows me to reach infinitely more. I am also the creator of the Twitter hashtag #RadsHaveAFace which I developed in an effort to bring radiologists out of the dark and into the light in our rapidly changing healthcare paradigm.