Chair: Debra Monticciolo, MD, FACR
Staff: Pamela Wilcox, EVP

The Commission on Breast Imaging addresses issues related to breast imaging and breast imagers including development of Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards, Appropriateness Criteria as well issues related to screening and government regulations.

Commission Goals

  • Provide scientific response to both medical and lay media regarding breast imaging issues
  • Work closely with the Society of Breast Imaging
  • Continue to maintain Mammography Saves Lives campaign
  • Continue to expand resources on breast imaging on the ACR website
  • Continue to update Appropriateness Criteria topics and Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards
  • Provide talking points for government relations and staff for legislation related to breast imaging practices
  • Continue to expand the number of Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence in collaboration with the Commission on Quality and Safety

Commission Members
Mark Alson, MD, FACR
Catherine Appleton, MD
Jay Baker, MD
R Edward Hendrick, PhD, FACR
Carol Lee, MD, FACR
Mary Newell, MD
Brett Parkinson, MD
Murray Rebner, MD, FACR
Edward Sickles, MD, FACR
Dana Smetherman, MD, FACR
Robert Smith, PhD
Linda Warren, MD, FACR

Committees
Committee on BIRADS (Carol H. Lee, MD FACR)
Committee on Communications - Breast Imaging (Jay A. Baker, MD)
Committee on Economics - Breast Imaging (Mark D. Alson, MD, FACR; Dana H. Smetherman, MD, FACR)
Committee on Education - Breast Imaging (Catherine M. Appleton, MD)
Committee on Government Relations - Breast Imaging (Brett T. Parkinson, MD)
Committee on Practice Parameters - Breast Imaging (Mary S. Newell, MD)
Committee on Screening & Emerging Tech - Breast Imaging (Edward A. Sickles, MD, FACR)
National Mammography Database Committee - Breast Imaging (Margarita Zuley, MD)