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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.


Do breast density reporting laws help keep women informed?

Breast density reporting laws now exist in 28 states, but do women in those states know what, exactly, it means if an exam reveals they have dense breasts?  According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, a majority of women in states with such laws do not know specific details about breast density and what it can mean for a...
October 4, 2016 0 Comments

Radiation Boost After Breast-Conserving Surgery Plus WBRT May Be Beneficial for Patients with DCIS

Medscape (9/29, O'Rourke) reports that “a retrospective study involving 4000 patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has demonstrated that a radiation boost after breast-conserving surgery plus whole-breast radiation therapy (WBRT) provides a clinically relevant reduction in local recurrence of 3.6% at 15 years.” The findings were presented at the American...
October 3, 2016 0 Comments

Kuhl: False Positives on Breast MRI can be Valuable

The management of breast lesions with uncertain malignant potential took center stage at the annual scientific meeting of the European Society of Breast Imaging, and breast imaging pioneer and SBI member Dr. Christiane Kuhl focused on MRI's impact on these questionable findings.
September 29, 2016 0 Comments

Supplemental Boost of Radiation May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence in Women with DCIS Who Receive WBRT After Lumpectomy

Aunt Minnie (9/28) reports that research suggests “a supplemental boost of radiation cuts breast cancer recurrence in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who receive whole-breast radiation therapy (WBRT) following lumpectomy.” The findings were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology conference. 
September 29, 2016 0 Comments

Most People in the World Do Not Have Access to Basic Radiology Services, WHO Estimates

In The Atlantic (9/27), Jason Silverstein, a lecturer and writer-in-residence in the department of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, writes that “the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the planet does not have access to basic radiology...
September 28, 2016 0 Comments

Standardizing Templates to be Used for All Breast MRI Reports May Increase Overall Quality of Patient Care

The Radiology Business Journal (9/27, Walter) reports that “according to a recent case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, one way to increase the overall quality of patient care is standardizing templates to be used for all breast MRI reports.” The study...
September 28, 2016 0 Comments