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Abbreviated Breast MR
Abbreviated Breast MR

Author: Janice S. Sung, MD, FSBIa Background: Limitations of screening mammography Mammography is the primary imaging modality used for breast cancer screening, as it is cost effective, widely available, and the only imaging modality validated by multiple randomized controlled trials and... Continue Reading

09/25/2018


Molecular Imaging Agents for Breast Cancer
Molecular Imaging Agents for Breast Cancer

Author: Amy M. Fowler, MD, PhD Molecular imaging is a promising approach for achieving precision medicine. It can provide important functional information for improved diagnosis, treatment planning, prognostic and predictive information and evaluation of treatment response for cancer patients. The... Continue Reading

05/31/2017


Current Status of Dedicated Nuclear Breast Imaging
Current Status of Dedicated Nuclear Breast Imaging

Author: Wendie A. Berg, MD, PhD, FACR, FSBI Adapted with permission from: Journal of Nuclear Medicine (Berg WA. Nuclear breast imaging: clinical results and future directions. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2016 Feb 1;57(Supplement 1):46S-52S.) Summarized by: Heidi Umphrey, MD, MS, FCAP Department... Continue Reading

05/2/2017


Breast Cancer Staging: Physiology Trumps Anatomy
Breast Cancer Staging: Physiology Trumps Anatomy

Author: Maxine Jochelson, MD, FSBI The purpose of this paper is to address the importance of physiologic imaging for the staging and follow up of patients with breast cancer according to the principles of precision medicine. Precision medicine is the “tailoring of medical treatment to the... Continue Reading

05/1/2017


Breast Density and Supplemental Screening
Breast Density and Supplemental Screening

Authors: Wendie A. Berg, MD, PhD, FACR, FSBI; Jennifer A. Harvey, MD, FACR, FSBI Importance of Breast Density Defining Breast Density Dense breast tissue is common and normal. About 40% of women over the age of 40 years have dense breasts (1). Dense breasts are more common in younger women and... Continue Reading

05/1/2017


Contrast Enhanced Digital Mammography
Contrast Enhanced Digital Mammography

Authors: John Lewin, MD, FSBI; Maxine Jochelson, MD, FSBI Introduction Screening mammography has been shown to reduce breast cancer mortality in randomized clinical trials. It has been an effective screening test for the past 4 decades due to its short exam time, patient convenience and low cost.... Continue Reading

05/1/2017


Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Screening and Diagnostic Imaging
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Screening and Diagnostic Imaging

Authors: Emily F. Conant, MD, FSBI; Liane Philpotts, MD, FSBI Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), which was FDA approved in 2011, is rapidly emerging as the new standard of care for x-ray imaging of the breast. Multiple studies have shown that when DBT is coupled with conventional 2D mammography,... Continue Reading

05/1/2017