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. 

The Problem With The New Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SBI Board Member, Daniel B. Kopans, MD, FSBI, explains why there are problems with the USPSTF breast screening recommendations and how the new guidelines could affect women in an op-ed published on Forbes.com. 

ACR/SBI's Monticciolo Criticizes USPSTF Mammography Guidelines

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

In a letter-to-the-editor of the Washington Post (1/15, Monticciolo), Debra Monticciolo, chair of the Breast Imaging Commission of the American College of Radiology, criticized the US Preventive Services Task Force mammography guidelines. She wrote, “Congress is justified in delaying implementation of the task force’s recommendations so that breast cancer experts can review them and the process that created them.” According to Monticciolo, “Rushing into a policy that even its supporters admit could result in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year makes no sense for women, their providers or anyone else.” 

Women’s Health Care Advocates Speak out Against USPSTF for Finalizing Guidelines Despite Legislation Imposing a Two-Year Moratorium on Their Implementation

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A group of like-minded women’s health care organizations expressed their disappointment with the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) for finalizing its draft breast cancer screening recommendations in spite of 2015 legislation mandating a moratorium on implementation. The Task Force chose to publish its guidelines just weeks after Congress passed the legislation that would prevent the recommendations from going into effect until Jan. 1, 2018, adding another layer of confusion for women and physicians.

Radiologists Remain Scornful of USPSTF Mammo Guidelines

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SBI Immediate Past President, Murray Rebner, MD, FSBI, SBI Board Member Jay Baker, MD, FSBI and SBI Members Rachel Brem, MD, FSBI, Avice O'Connell, MD, FSBI, Susan Harvey, MD, and Wendie Berg, MD, FSBI, warn that the final breast cancer screening guidelines, issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), will cause the deaths of thousands of women.