Just after Thanksgiving every year, Dr. Stamatia Destounis of Elizabeth Wende Breast Care (EWBC) heads to The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. She has been dedicating this week to the meeting for more than 30 years. RSNA promotes excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research, and technological innovation. This international radiology meeting is a group of the greatest minds in all areas of radiology, including breast imaging. Dr. Destounis will present on various breast imaging topics throughout the week.
On Monday, 11/28, Dr. Destounis will be representing the USA in “Challenging Breast Cases: A Game Show USA Versus Europe,” which is an image interpretation quiz focused on breast imaging cases in a competitive format. A group of junior and senior breast imaging experts, as well as the respective presidents from the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI), will ‘clash’ in a friendly contention. Based on clinical information and images, intermediate and expert breast cases will be discussed and solved.
Later Monday afternoon, she will moderate a session on breast abstracts related to the topics of breast density and supplemental screening. Tuesday 11/29 Dr. Destounis is leading two ultrasound biopsy workshops in which attendees learn the ins and outs of performing a breast needle biopsy under ultrasound guidance. Wednesday, 11/30, Dr. Destounis will be presenting BI-RADS (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System) updates they have been working on for over a year.
Lastly, on Thursday, 12/1, Dr. Destounis will present her abstract on the performance of digital breast tomosynthesis in women with dense breast tissue. A busy week for Dr. Destounis!