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Breast Imaging News

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…

January 16, 2019

Dr. Christoph Lee named the new JACR® Deputy Editor!

Dr. Christoph Lee has been appointed the new Deputy Editor of JACR! Dr. Lee will assist the Editor-in-Chief, Ruth Carlos, with making final decisions on original research manuscript submissions, overseeing the peer review process, overseeing special projects including an annual theme issue, and acting as Editor-in-Chief when Dr. Carlos is absent. Dr. Lee has been a JACR editorial board…

December 31, 2018

Washington State’s New Breast Density Law

Washington state has a new breast density notification law that goes into effect on January 1, 2019.  Dr. Janie Lee discusses what having dense breast means for you — and why it’s important.  “Having dense breasts does not mean you’re automatically at high risk of getting breast cancer,” she explains. Link to the full article https://rightasrain.uwmedicine.org/well/prevention/breast-density

December 18, 2018

Are Better Clinical Results from Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Worth the Cost?

“Digital breast tomosynthesis is replacing digital mammography as the modality for routine breast cancer screening in the U.S., and its benefits include reduced recall rates and improved cancer detection rates,” said  Dr. Kathryn Lowry of the University of Washington in Seattle in an article by auntminnie.com highlighting her research presentation at the 2018 Radiological Society of…