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It can be challenging to find a brief, current review on cutting edge topics. Here we provide "white papers," which are brief overviews on current topics written by Society members who are experts in these areas. The topics of the white papers will vary over time depending upon what is new, evolving, or of current interest. All papers have undergone review by the SBI Scientific Advisory Committee and approved by the SBI Board of Directors. We hope that you will find these helpful.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of the white papers reflects the perspective of the authors and not necessarily the position of the Society of Breast Imaging.


Breast Density and Supplemental Screening

Authors: Wendie A. Berg, MD, PhD, FACR, FSBI; Jennifer A. Harvey, MD, FACR, FSBI Dense breast tissue is common and normal. About 40% of women over the age of 40 years have dense breasts (1). Dense breasts are more common in younger women and the breasts tend to become more replaced by fat as the glands involute after menopause. Dense breast tissue reduces the...
May 1, 2017 0 Comments

Diagnostic Mammograms Detecting More Cancers, But False-Positives Also Up, Study Indicates

HealthDay (2/28, Doheny) reports that research indicates diagnostic mammograms “are catching more” breast “tumors – but the percentage of false alarms is up” as well. The study “used information from six registries maintained by the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, which is funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute.”...
March 1, 2017 0 Comments

DenSeeMammo Breast Density Assessment Software Receives 510(k) Clearance from FDA

Aunt Minnie (12/21) reports that “Statlife has received 510(k) clearance from the” FDA “for its DenSeeMammo breast density assessment software.” 

December 28, 2016 0 Comments

More Evidence is Needed to Determine Whether Black Women Should Be Screened for Breast Cancer Differently, USPSTF Report Says

Aunt Minnie (12/19) reports, “Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, and more evidence is needed to determine whether they should be screened for breast cancer differently, according to the US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) sixth annual report to Congress.” The report “lists screening for breast cancer in...
December 20, 2016 0 Comments

Breast Cancer Screening Disparities Exist Across Racial Groups in the US, Research Indicates

Diagnostic Imaging (12/16) reported that research suggests “the availability of screening mammography varies considerably among racial groups, particularly for women who are black or Hispanic.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  
December 19, 2016 0 Comments

Good Social Support Networks May Be Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes, Study Suggests

Reuters (12/12, Seaman) reports that research suggests “breast cancer survivors with good social support networks seem to live longer and to have a lower risk of their cancer returning.” The findings were published in Cancer. Investigators found that “women with few social...
December 13, 2016 0 Comments