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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.


Kuhl: False Positives on Breast MRI can be Valuable

The management of breast lesions with uncertain malignant potential took center stage at the annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Breast Imaging, and breast imaging pioneer and SBI member Dr. Christiane Kuhl focused on MRI's impact on these questionable findings.
September 29, 2016 0 Comments

Supplemental Boost of Radiation May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence in Women with DCIS Who Receive WBRT After Lumpectomy

Aunt Minnie (9/28) reports that research suggests “a supplemental boost of radiation cuts breast cancer recurrence in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who receive whole-breast radiation therapy (WBRT) following lumpectomy.” The findings were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology conference. 
September 29, 2016 0 Comments

Most People in the World Do Not Have Access to Basic Radiology Services, WHO Estimates

In The Atlantic (9/27), Jason Silverstein, a lecturer and writer-in-residence in the department of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, writes that “the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the planet does not have access to basic radiology services.” The piece points out that “there are more radiologists working...
September 28, 2016 0 Comments

Standardizing Templates to be Used for All Breast MRI Reports May Increase Overall Quality of Patient Care

The Radiology Business Journal (9/27, Walter) reports that “according to a recent case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, one way to increase the overall quality of patient care is standardizing templates to be used for all breast MRI reports.” The study authors wrote, “Our study shows that the use of standardized...
September 28, 2016 0 Comments

How Might 3D Mammography Affect Screening in Younger Women and Minorities?

A Miami Herald (9/22, Horton) article discusses the impact of breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) on breast cancer screening in younger women. The Herald points out, “One in six breast cancers occur in women aged 40-49, according to the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast...
September 26, 2016 0 Comments

Software that Quickly Analyzes Mammograms, Patient History to Determine Breast Cancer Risk May Save Time, Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies, Study Suggests

HealthDay (9/22, Preidt) reports, that “software that quickly analyzes mammograms and patient history to determine breast cancer risk could save time and reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to the developers of the technology.” This “software was used to evaluate mammograms and...
September 26, 2016 0 Comments