Pisano elected to IOM

Dr. Etta Pisano, principal investigator for the American College of Radiology Imaging Network's (ACRIN) Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST), has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Pisano is vice dean for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill.

The DMIST study found that digital mammography detected significantly more cancers than film-screen mammography in women 50 and younger, as well as in premenopausal and perimenopausal women and women with dense breasts. Since study results were reported in 2005 in the New England Journal of Medicine, the number of imaging facilities with digital mammography equipment has increased more than 400%, according to the American College of Radiology.

Related Reading

DMIST: Women under 50 with dense breasts benefit from FFDM, January 29, 2008

RSNA studies delve deeper into DMIST results, December 14, 2006

More DMIST analysis supports FFDM in younger women, dense breasts, November 26, 2006

Do DMIST results underestimate FFDM's impact? October 24, 2005

DMIST study: Younger women may benefit most from digital mammo, September 16, 2005

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