The Breast Imaging Task Force of the WSRS fully endorses the recent statement put forth by the Society of Breast Imaging which outlines a thoughtful and sensible approach to re-opening of breast imaging services during these uncertain times. We strongly
Dear Members, As you are aware, the Washington State government has taken several measures to slow the coronavirus pandemic, such as social distancing and a pause on all elective medical procedures. The latter includes non-urgent imaging studies and screening examinations.
The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), Washington state officials, and the state’s health care community have joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Initially detected
Please be sure to join us in Bellevue on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Courtyard by Marriott. Stay tuned for exhibitor and sponsor information later this spring!
WSRS pledges to endorse and promote the goals of Image Wisely among our members and students: Image Wisely is committed to raising awareness throughout the medical community of opportunities for eliminating unnecessary imaging exams and to lowering the amount of
The Seattle Times published a front-page article on Oct. 27 about 3D mammography. This piece, which was written by Kaiser Health News and published in USA Today last week, stated that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT or 3D mammography) was no
“Talking to Patients about Breast Cancer Screening” CME Toolkit from ACR The ACR strongly encourages radiologists to download these materials now available on their website. This toolkit contains informative materials designed to better inform patients and help providers assess the
Dear Members, The first quarter saw the Executive Committee undertake activities involving political advocacy and networking both locally and in Washington D.C. At the annual Olympia Day held on January 23rd this year, our delegation visited several State House and
The WSRS Breast Imaging Task Force has created a new website to provide information and answer questions regarding the Washington State Bill 5084, passed in 2018, which requires mammography facilities to inform patients of their breast density beginning January 1st,
Join your colleagues from around the state to visit legislators and policy makers in our state capitol. It’s a fun and fast-paced day and an opportunity to get to know the system that governs much of healthcare policy and other