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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.


Younger Patients with Early Breast Cancer, Low-Risk DCIS May Qualify for APBI, ASTRO Recommends

MedPage Today (11/17, Bankhead) reports, “Younger patients with early breast cancer and those with low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) can qualify for accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI), according to an updated consensus statement from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).” The updated guidance “identified patients ≥50 as...
November 18, 2016 0 Comments

Black Women May Be Nearly Twice as Likely to Be Diagnosed with Advanced Breast Cancer as White Women in England

Newsweek (11/16, Clarke-Billings) reports, “Black women are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer as white women in England, according to Cancer Research UK and Public Health England.” About “25 percent of black African women and 22 percent of black Caribbean women diagnosed with breast cancer are picked up at stage three and...
November 17, 2016 0 Comments

Patients with Breast Cancer are Facing an Increase in the Number of Imaging Appointments, Study Indicates

The Radiology Business Journal (11/16, Maglaya) reports that “patients fighting breast cancer already face taxing physical and emotional obstacles – but” research indicates “they are also facing an increase in the number of imaging appointments.” In a statement, Richard Bleicher, MD, said, “The number of days patients are having...
November 17, 2016 0 Comments

Comparing Two or More Prior Mammograms May Help Reduce Screening Mammography Recall Rates, Study Indicates

Diagnostic Imaging (11/15) reports, “When radiologists compare two or more prior mammograms, screening mammography recall rates are significantly reduced,” researchers found after analyzing data from “46,288 consecutive screening mammograms performed at the department of radiology and biomedical imaging, University of California, San Francisco, for 22,792...
November 16, 2016 0 Comments

DBT Use Increasing, But Access to the Technology Remains Limited

Aunt Minnie (11/16) reports that “although digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has become increasingly accepted as a clinical tool for both screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, access to the technology remains limited.” While “a third of U.S. radiology practices use the...
November 16, 2016 0 Comments

FDA Announces Plans to Use its Mammography Quality Standards Act Inspection Program to Increase Mammography Image Quality Through New Venture

Aunt Minnie (11/14, Rush) reports, “In its ongoing efforts to improve breast cancer detection rates, the” FDA “has announced that it plans to use its Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection program to increase mammography image quality through a new venture it’s...
November 14, 2016 0 Comments