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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…


May 3, 2021

Diana Lam, MD inducted as Fellow to SBI

  Congratulations to Diana Lam, MD, on her induction as a new Fellow to the Society of Breast Imaging (FSBI) during their annual SBI Fellows meeting on April 26th. This distinction is among the highest honors bestowed upon members of the Society of Breast Imaging and is granted to SBI members who have demonstrated excellence…


April 26, 2021

Christoph Lee, MD awarded $3 million research grant from NCI

Dr. Christoph Lee, Director of NW SCORE, was awarded a 5-year, $3 million research grant from the National Cancer Institute (R01 CA266377) for his study, “Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Breast Cancer Diagnostic Work Up and Outcomes”. Dr. Janie Lee, Section Chief of Breast Imaging and Co-Director of NW SCORE,  is Co-Investigator on the award….