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Breast Imaging News

August 3, 2021

Dr. Scheel named Chair & Director of Breast Health Global Initiative

Congratulations to Dr. John Scheel, who was recently appointed as Chair and Director of the Fred Hutch Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI). BHGI develops, implements and studies evidence-based, economically feasible, and culturally appropriate Guidelines for International Breast Health and Cancer Control for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), to improve breast health outcomes and access to breast…


July 19, 2021

13 tips for your first mammogram

Janie Lee, MD was featured as an breast imaging expert source for a recent U.S. News & World Report Health article titled, “13 Tips for Your First Mammogram”. Dr. Lee discussed the recently updated American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging guidelines, which are “focused on being more inclusive of all women at…


June 17, 2021

Digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis performance and outcomes in breast cancer survivors

In a study recently published in Radiology, a research team led by Janie Lee, MD and including Katy Lowry, MD evaluated whether digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis have improved diagnostic performance of surveillance mammography.  The study included 117,971 mammograms from 32,331 women with treated breast cancer.  The researchers found little improvement in performance when the…


A Risk-Based Approach for Triaging Mammography Examinations During Periods of Reduced Capacity

Christoph Lee, MD and Janie Lee, MD recently co-authored a study published in the JAMA Network Open which recommended a new method of triaging mammograms during periods of decreased capacity– such as pandemic surges, when individuals may also experience anxiety about COVID-19. The study’s findings suggest that a risk-based approach- prioritizing individuals most like ly…


June 11, 2021

Debosmita Biswas receives Summa cum Laude award at ISMRM 2021

Congratulations to scientist Debosmita Biswas, MS, a member of Dr. Savannah Partidge‘s research team! She was awarded the Summa cum Laude award at this year’s ISMRM annual meeting for her abstract ‘Impact of retrospective gradient nonlinearity correction on lesion ADCs and performance in the ECOG-ACRIN A6702 multicenter breast DWI trial’ which studies diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI), an…