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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.


Research Suggests Annual Screening Mammography Should Begin At Age 40

Diagnostic Imaging (9/27) reports a study found that “women in their forties comprise 18.8% of all screen-detected breast cancers, suggesting that annual screening mammography should begin at age 40.” The findings were published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The investigators “concluded that women in their forties had 18.8% of all...
September 28, 2017 0 Comments

Researchers Create New MR Contrast Agent That Can Locate And Differentiate Between Aggressive And Slow-Growing Breast Cancer.

DOT Med News (9/26, Fischer) reports that scientists “have created a new MR contrast agent that can locate and differentiate between aggressive and slow-growing, low-risk types of breast cancer at early stages.” According to DOT Med News, “The gadolinium-based agent lights up cancer biomarkers during scans, overcoming the low sensitivity of MR for imaging...
September 27, 2017 0 Comments

Breast MR Imaging May Improve Depiction Of DCIS Components Of Invasive Breast Cancers Prior To Surgery, Research Suggests.

Diagnostic Imaging (9/20) reports that research suggests “breast MR imaging improves depiction of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) components of invasive breast cancers before surgery.” The findings were published in Radiology.
September 21, 2017 0 Comments

Women Still Value Mammography’s Benefits Over Potential “Harms,” Study Suggests.

Aunt Minnie (9/18, Yee) reports researchers surveyed 429 women and found that fewer than 20 percent of respondents “knew about breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment,” and those who did said they do not find information about overdiagnosis and treatment “believable or persuasive.” Rebekah Nagler, PhD, of the Hubbard School of Journalism and...
September 18, 2017 0 Comments

Mobile Mammography Programs Only “Somewhat Successful,” Study Says.

Aunt Minnie (9/14, Yee) reports that a new study shows that mobile mammography programs are “a move in the right direction, but more work needs to be done to better assist women who make use of mobile mammography,” including to ensure follow-up. At team led by Dr. Madelene Lewis of the...
September 14, 2017 0 Comments

FDA Grants Clearance To Mammogram Device That Allows Patients To Control Pressure.

MedPage Today (9/1, Frieden) reported that the Food and Drug Administration “approved a device to allow patients to control the pressure on their breast while undergoing a mammogram.” According to Alberto Gutierrez, PhD, director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological...
September 1, 2017 0 Comments

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