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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.


Study Finds “One in Six” Breast Cancer Patients “Have Symptoms Other Than Lumps”

NBC Nightly News (11/29, story 8, 2:00, Holt) reported on a study finding that among breast cancer patients, “one in six patients have symptoms other than lumps which can be more difficult to identify.” NBC (Dahlgren) described the case of Beth Laflor, a nurse who works as a lactation consultant, who noticed “changes to the shape of her breast” but...
December 1, 2016 0 Comments

Study Finds Tomosynthesis Reduces Recall Rates, Increases Detection of Cancer in Younger Women

MedPage Today (11/29, Susman) reports on a study presented at a radiology conference finding “the addition of tomosynthesis to mammography provided better screening performance and lower recall rates, as well as higher invasive cancer detection in younger women.” The study found a 6 percent decrease in recalls with tomosynthesis, with “a relative increase...
December 1, 2016 0 Comments

DBT May Be Effective Breast Cancer Screening Tool for Women of All Ages, Study Suggests

Aunt Minnie (11/28, Yee) reports that research suggests “digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is an effective breast cancer screening tool for women of all ages – including those younger than 50, who may be prone to a higher rate of false positives.” The findings were presented at the RSNA annual meeting
December 1, 2016 0 Comments

Mammography Should Remain Primary Diagnostic Tool for Detecting Breast Cancer in Symptomatic Male Patients, Study Suggests

MedPage Today (11/28, Susman) reports that research suggests “mammography should remain the primary diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer in symptomatic male patients, and there was no added value to incorporating ultrasound as part of the initial exam.” The findings were presented at RSNA 2016. The researchers wrote, “The American College of...
December 1, 2016 0 Comments

Automated Volume Breast Ultrasound Equals Hand-Held Ultrasound in Accuracy, Researchers Say

Diagnostic Imaging (11/27) reports, “Automated volume breast ultrasound (AVBS) is equal in diagnostic accuracy to hand-held (HH) ultrasound, whether performed by a sonographer or mammography technologist,” researchers found. The findings of the 90-patient study were presented at the RSNA...
November 28, 2016 0 Comments

Study Suggests There’s No Evidence Women 75 and Older Should Discontinue Regular Mammography Screening

Aunt Minnie (11/28) reports, “There’s no evidence that women 75 and older should discontinue regular mammography screening, according to a study presented at RSNA 2016.” Investigators “found that women between the ages of 75 and 90 continue to benefit from...
November 28, 2016 0 Comments