DB-i Representatives in Industry Publications and Events
JBI Article – Screening Breast Ultrasound Using Handheld or Automatic Technique in Women with Dense Breasts
In the current issue of the Journal of Breast Imaging, Drs. Wendie Berg and Athina Vourtsis review technique and outcomes from literature on over 400,000 screening ultrasound exams in women with dense breasts. Both handheld and automated techniques consistently reveal another 2-3 cancers per 1000 women screened, not seen on mammography, with an average of 7-10% of women requiring additional testing because of abnormalities on screening ultrasound. Nearly 90% of cancers found on screening ultrasound are invasive and node negative, i.e. those with the most favorable prognosis. The entire article can be downloaded for free.
DB-i Welcomes Education Ambassador for Portugal
DB-i extends a warm welcome to Dr. Mónica Armas, who recently joined DB-i as the Education Ambassador for Portugal. Dr. Armas is Attending Radiologist, Department of Radiology, SESARAM, EPE, Funchal and holds a Master in Breast Pathology from the University of Barcelona. Our thanks to Dr. Armas for provided the input needed to include Portugal in the European Screening Guidelines map. We look forward to working with Dr. Armas in the future.
We know many of you will soon be heading out to Chicago for RSNA. If you want an update on density legislation, catch JoAnn Pushkin’s talk “Density ‘Inform’ and Insurance Legislation Update.” Monday 12/1, 8:30am, Room S105D.