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Breast Imaging News

July 18, 2019

Preoperative MRI Improves Surgical Planning and Outcomes of DCIS

In a new research study led by Diana Lam, MD and Habib Rahbar, MD, “Preoperative breast MRI can provide more sensitive and accurate assessments of DCIS disease extent compared to mammography alone, which theoretically could assist with determining the optimal surgical approach and allow for improved breast-conserving surgery outcomes.” Preop breast MRI improves DCIS surgical planning


June 25, 2019

ISMRM 2019 conference recap

University of Washington researchers are working to develop new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to improve detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.


June 12, 2019

Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., Named to the 2019 Council of Distinguished Investigators

Congratulations to Savannah Partridge, Ph.D. for being named to the 2019 Council of Distinguished Investigators. The honor recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging. The program encourages those who have achieved scientific excellence while being involved in clinical care. The recipients of this award have completed at least six year of…


March 29, 2019

Dr. Diana Lam Highlights Mobile Mammography Screening

Dr. Diana Lam appeared on King5 Early Morning News to discuss the Breast Imaging program and the Mobile Mammography Unit.   https://www.iqmediacorp.com/ClipPlayer/?ClipID=c8169e9b-6378-4a3d-ab86-f9410279c86a


March 28, 2019

New Study Questions The Value of Supplemental Breast Ultrasound

Led by Dr. Janie Lee,  a research study of women with dense breast tissue found that the benefits to screening ultrasounds were modest while its potential harms were high. Comparing mammography plus ultrasonography with mammography alone, significantly higher rates of recommendation for non-invasive imaging follow up and biopsies were observed, without significantly increased cancer detection rate or…