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Volume 8: Breast Imaging—Beyond Mammographic Screening

This volume features 32 articles that represent the important advances breast imaging has made in breast cancer diagnosis and in evaluation of women being treated for the disease. Subject areas include:

  • Breast density (legislation surrounding breast density in mammography and advances in breast imaging techniques for women with dense breasts)
  • Tomosynthesis (digital breast tomosynthesis in the screening and diagnostic setting and imaging techniques)
  • Ultrasonography (issues surrounding breast US technique, management of findings at supplemental screening, and the challenges involved with implementing such a program)
  • Biomarkers (utilization of breast MR imaging techniques and findings that may shed light on a patient’s risk for breast cancer and identification of imaging features to determine which cancers may progress or recur)
  • MR imaging in breast disease management (advances in breast MR imaging as a critical player in both the surgical and medical management of the disease)

The Online Educational Edition includes 17 tests with an opportunity to earn up to 17 SA-CME credits. This enduring material can be applied toward the ABR self-assessment requirement.


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Guest Editors Elizabeth Morris, MD and Donna D'Alessio, MD discuss the importance of Radiology Select Volume 8: Breast Imaging—Beyond Mammographic Screening.

Biographies

Radiology Select Volume 8: Breast Imaging—Beyond Mammographic Screening Guest Editors

Elizabeth Morris, MD, is chief of the Breast Imaging Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and professor of radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Larry Norton Endowed Chair. She is a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR), Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), and International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. She currently serves as president of the SBI.

She graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Davis, and received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her residency at Cornell University Medical College and breast imaging fellowship at MSKCC.

Her research focus is on how best to use newer techniques such as MR imaging for early breast cancer detection and to improve the workup of breast lesions. In collaboration with her colleagues, she has written more than 130 articles, chapters, and books about breast disease with an emphasis on the use of MR imaging. She has lectured widely both nationally and internationally at more than 300 conferences. Currently, she chairs the MR section of the ACR BI-RADS® lexicon. She has authored a book Breast MRI: Diagnosis and Intervention. Her recent research efforts have involved looking at imaging biomarkers to assess risk and treatment response.

Donna D. D’Alessio, MD, graduated from Emory University (Atlanta, Ga). She received her medical degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY). She completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY) and subsequently completed a fellowship in breast imaging at Stanford University Medical Center (Stanford, Calif).

Dr D'Alessio is an assistant professor of radiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is a faculty member of the Breast Imaging Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY), where she serves as the director of the Breast Imaging Interventional Program.

In those capacities, she collaborates with her colleagues in research on outcomes of multimodality image-guided breast interventional procedures, as well as evolving trends and breast imaging technologies used in the detection and management of breast cancer.

To view the Radiology Select Volume 8: Breast Imaging—Beyond Mammographic Screening editorial as it appears in the print edition, please click here.