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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.


Mammography May Provide Opportunity For Expanded Use Of Bundled Payments In The Radiology Field, Researchers Say

DOT Med News (8/23, Dubinsky) reports, “According to a new study conducted by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, mammography may provide an opportunity for the expanded use of bundled payments in the radiology field,” researchers found. The article quotes Dr. Geraldine McGinty, vice chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors and a...
August 24, 2016 0 Comments

Adding Annual Screening Tomo To 2D Mammography Starting At Age 40 May Be Cost-Effective, Study Suggests.

HealthImaging (8/23, Pearson) reports, “Adding annual screening tomosynthesis to 2D mammography beginning at age 40 is cost-effective compared with 2D mammography alone,” researchers found. The study, which “incorporated data from a multi-institutional study of more than 450,000 patients, institutional data of 13,000 patients, literature values and...
August 24, 2016 0 Comments

A Woman’s Breast Density Should Influence Frequency With Which She Is Screened For Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

The Los Angeles Times (8/22, Healy) reports that research “concludes that a woman’s breast density should influence the frequency with which she is screened for breast cancer, in addition to such long-recognized breast cancer risk factors as age, ethnicity, personal history of abnormal breast findings and a family history of breast cancer.” The study...
August 23, 2016 0 Comments

Physicians Who Refer Patients to Mammography Screening May Be Affected by Their Own Specialty’s Guidelines on Breast Exams, Study Suggests

Aunt Minnie (8/19) reports that research indicated “physicians who refer patients to mammography screening are affected by their own specialty’s guidelines on breast exams.” This is “a phenomenon that patients need to understand to make truly informed decisions about breast cancer screening, wrote” the researchers. The findings were published...
August 22, 2016 0 Comments

Research Examines Factors Impacting Breast Dose from 64-Slice CT Studies

The Radiology Business Journal (8/10, Walter) reports that according to a study published in Academic Radiology, “breast dose from 64-slice CT studies are mainly dependent on the protocol when breasts are entirely included in the primary x-ray field.” But, “when breasts are just...
August 11, 2016 0 Comments

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Recommends Clinicians “Consider” Tomosynthesis as Part of Annual Breast Cancer Screening

Medscape (8/10, Mulcahy) reports, “For the first time, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends that clinicians ‘consider’ tomosynthesis as part of annual breast cancer screening.” Medscape points out that “the context of the recommendation is annual...
August 11, 2016 0 Comments