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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 Cancer Death Rates Falling in Some Countries, But Increasing in Others, Data Indicate

TIME (12/9, Park) reported, “In the latest analysis of worldwide data from the World Health Organization, researchers...found that in 39 of the 47 countries studied, breast cancer death rates have declined from the 1980s to 2013.” The findings were presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.     
December 12, 2016 0 Comments

MRI-Detected Small Enhancing Masses and New Small Enhancing Foci May Be Early Signs of Breast Cancer in Women at High Risk

HealthImaging (12/8, Pearson) reports on a study published online in Clinical Radiology finding that “MRI-detected small enhancing masses and new small enhancing foci, including those smaller than 5 millimeters, should be considered suspicious in women at high risk for breast cancer.” The researchers examined a “family-history database for women who had...
December 12, 2016 0 Comments

Lectures on Breast Cancer Screening May Improve Knowledge, Reduce Anxiety in Women, Research Suggests

Diagnostic Imaging (12/8) reports on a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology finding that “public lectures about breast cancer screening decrease anxiety and improve knowledge in women.” The study included 117 women, average age 45, who sat for “one-hour sessions of structured lectures and question-and-answer periods,”...
December 12, 2016 0 Comments

Study Finds Most Radiologists Meet ACR Recommendations, But Many Have Higher AIRs Than Recommended

HealthImaging (12/7, Pearson) reports on a study published online in Radiology finding that “most radiologists performing digital screening mammography in US community practice are meeting or exceeding most of the American College of Radiology’s performance recommendations,” yet “almost half have higher abnormal interpretation rates (AIRs) than...
December 8, 2016 0 Comments

SBI Members, Radiology Experts Seek to Empower Female Radiologists

HealthImaging (12/2, Sipek) reported that at this year’s RSNA 2016 conference, in an effort to “empower female radiologists,” experts presented a session called “Women in Leadership.” During the session, a “panel of four female radiologists...spoke on a variety of...
December 5, 2016 0 Comments

Members of House Committee Say They Want USPSTF to Invite More Input to Ensure Guidance is Independent, Unbiased

Modern Healthcare (11/30, Johnson, Subscription Publication) reports that yesterday, “members of a House committee...said they want the US Preventive Services Task Force to invite more input to ensure its guidance, which can influence how much an insurer pays for preventive services, is...
December 2, 2016 0 Comments