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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.


Incidental Breast Lesions May Rarely Be Detected on Abdominal MRI, But Considerable Number of Such Lesions May Represent Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

HealthImaging (11/4, Pearson) reported that “breast lesions seldom turn up incidentally in abdominal MRI scans,” but “when they do, quite a few turn out to be malignant.” Thus, “radiologists interpreting women’s abdominal MRIs should be on the lookout for breast abnormalities.” Researchers “make this observation and...
November 7, 2016 0 Comments

Recall Rate of Screening Mammography May Be Reduced When Physicians Compare Present and Past Mammograms

HealthImaging (11/4, Livernois) reported that “the recall rate of screening mammography is greatly reduced when physicians compare present and past mammograms.” The findings were published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. 
November 7, 2016 0 Comments

Radiology Departments Would Benefit From Increased DBT Utilization, Article Says

The Radiology Business Journal (11/4, Doss) reported, “Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is a burgeoning modality that offers many advantages over basic digital mammography, including improved recall rates, workflow, and a wide range of uses both inside and outside of mammography.” Although “there are minor drawbacks with DBT, radiology departments would...
November 7, 2016 0 Comments

Few Hospitals Providing Information on Mammography for Patients at Recommended Reading Level or With References to Professional Guidelines, Study Says

HealthImaging (11/2, Gregory) reports that research suggests “few hospitals are providing information on mammography for patients at the recommended reading level or with references to professional guidelines.” The researchers wrote, “Overall nationally, the mean readability score ranged between the 10th and 14th grade levels – far above the expected...
November 3, 2016 0 Comments

Women Becoming More Aware of the Term “Breast Density,” but May Not Understand Its Relationship to Cancer Detection or Mammography

Reuters (10/28, Crist) reports that research indicates “women are becoming more aware of the term ‘breast density,’ but they aren’t as familiar with its relation to breast cancer risk or mammograms.” The study found that “African American and Ashkenazi Jewish...
October 31, 2016 0 Comments

MRI Before Surgery in Women Whose Cancer was Detected by Ultrasound May Find Additional Cancers

Diagnostic Imaging (10/28) reported that research indicated “MRI before surgery in women whose cancer was detected by ultrasound found additional cancers.” The findings were published in Radiology. 
October 31, 2016 0 Comments