My Turn: Age 40 is the Right Time to Begin Annual Breast Exams

Monday, February 15, 2016

SBI Member Dr. Rebecca A. Zuurbier, associate professor of radiology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and director of breast imaging at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, explains why beginning annual mammograms at age 40 will save the most lives in an op-ed published in the Concord Monitor.  

More controversy surrounding women and mammograms

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
SBI Member Debbie Bennett, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine clears up the confusion about the USPSTF recommendations and the ACS guidelines in an interview with KPLR St. Louis. 

Clearing Up the Confusion Around Mammograms

Thursday, January 28, 2016
SBI Member Lisa Schneider, MD, a breast imaging specialist from Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, discusses the inconsistencies within the recent USPSTF recommendations and the ACS guidelines. She also discusses when women should begin having annual mammograms during an interview with KARE in Minneapolis, MN. 

Women’s Health Care Advocates Speak out Against USPSTF for Finalizing Guidelines Despite Legislation Imposing a Two-Year Moratorium on Their Implementation

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A group of like-minded women’s health care organizations expressed their disappointment with the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) for finalizing its draft breast cancer screening recommendations in spite of 2015 legislation mandating a moratorium on implementation. The Task Force chose to publish its guidelines just weeks after Congress passed the legislation that would prevent the recommendations from going into effect until Jan. 1, 2018, adding another layer of confusion for women and physicians.

Radiologists Remain Scornful of USPSTF Mammo Guidelines

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SBI Immediate Past President, Murray Rebner, MD, FSBI, SBI Board Member Jay Baker, MD, FSBI and SBI Members Rachel Brem, MD, FSBI, Avice O'Connell, MD, FSBI, Susan Harvey, MD, and Wendie Berg, MD, FSBI, warn that the final breast cancer screening guidelines, issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), will cause the deaths of thousands of women. 


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