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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.


Many Patients Who Undergo Surgery For Breast Cancer Do Not Feel Completely Informed About Surgical Options, Research Suggests.

Aunt Minnie (12/15, Yee) reported that research suggests “many women don’t feel completely informed about their surgical options for breast cancer treatment.” The findings “suggest that women need access to consistent, reliable information about surgical breast cancer treatment in a variety of formats, wrote” the researchers. The research...
December 15, 2017 0 Comments

Nearly 10% Of Women Do Not Undergo Radiation Therapy Following Breast Conservation Surgery, Research Suggests.

Aunt Minnie (12/15) reported that research suggests nearly “10% of women don’t receive radiation therapy after breast conservation surgery, although it is proved to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.” The findings were published the Journal of Surgical Research.
December 15, 2017 0 Comments

Women Overestimate Breast Cancer Risk, Prefer Immediate Biopsy, Study Indicates.

Aunt Minnie (12/15, Yee) reports that “most women tend to overestimate their risk of breast cancer,” and “if they do receive a report of a suspicious finding, they would rather have it biopsied immediately than undergo follow-up imaging a short time later,” according to a survey of 2,747 women presented at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago. The...
December 15, 2017 0 Comments

Investigators Seek To Determine If New Three-Dimensional Ultrasound Can Help Detect Cancer In Women With Dense Breasts.

On its website, CBS News (12/13) reports that physicians “in Southern California are testing a new technology that could” help detect cancer in women with dense breast tissue. The researchers are “testing a new three-dimensional ultrasound called SoftVue.” According to CBS News, “the machine scans the entire breast using sound waves.”...
December 13, 2017 0 Comments

Tomosynthesis Costs Less Than Digital Mammography When Diagnosis-Related Costs Are Considered, Study Suggests.

TODAY (12/12) reports on its website that the CDC “reports that 1 in 5 American children ages 3 through 17 – about 15 million – have a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder in a given year.” However, just “20 percent of these children are ever diagnosed...
December 12, 2017 0 Comments

Study Finds Patients Using Internet To Research Breast Cancer And Mammography Ask About Efficacy And Screening Guidelines.

The Radiology Business Journal (12/11, Thakar) reports on a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology finding that patients who use the Internet to research breast cancer and mammography most frequently conduct searches for “mammographic efficacy (31 percent) and...
December 11, 2017 0 Comments

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