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Breast Imaging News

November 5, 2019

New law gives women more insight into their breast density

Any woman who has had a mammogram this year may have noticed that her results report looks a little different from previous years. Since Jan. 1, 2019, facilities such as Seattle Cancer Care Alliance that perform mammograms are required to inform women if they have dense breast tissue. “Density is important because it’s a risk factor for…


Janie Lee, MD featured on King 5 news

On October 28, King 5 news interviewed  Janie Lee, MD  about breast density communication and mammography. Dense breast tissue can mask breast cancer on mammograms, and Washington laws require physicians to educate patients about breast density and mammogram effectiveness.  When it comes to getting a traditional mammogram versus a three-dimensional one, Dr. Lee advises that…


October 15, 2019

Janie Lee, MD, and Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D. present at Eastside Specialty Center women’s health event

 On October 5, Janie Lee, MD and Kalpana Kanal, PhD from UW Radiology were featured speakers at the UW Eastside Specialty Clinic’s  women’s health and wellness celebration. Washington State Senator Patty Kuderer served as master of ceremonies.  The event emphasized women’s empowerment via education on important healthcare topics, such as Women & Heart Disease, Endocrinology,…


September 30, 2019

Is screening with 3-D mammography worth the additional cost?

A new study led by Kathryn Lowry, MD and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that shifting breast cancer screening from digital mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (also known as 3-D mammography) reduced recall rates, but achieved only modest improvements in reducing breast cancer deaths. “There are clear benefits to screening with…


Dr. Rahbar to serve as Vice Chair for RSNA R&E Foundation Research Trainee Grant Study Section

Congratulations to Dr. Habib Rahbar, who is recently confirmed as Vice Chair to the RSNA Foundation’s Radiology Research Trainee Grant Study Section. This study section evaluates and scores the Foundation’s radiology research trainee grant applications, supporting promising young investigators who are working to improve patient care through their research efforts.  For more information on RSNA’s Research…