Breast Density Educational Efforts in Europe
Breast Density Educational Efforts in Europe Expand as European Society of Radiology Shares DenseBreast-info.org Resources with Members
Deer Park, N.Y., August 12, 2021 – DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I) announced that the European Society of Radiology (ESR) now links to DB-I website and educational materials as a resource for members about the screening and risk implications of dense breast tissue. The ESR, the largest radiological society in the world, has over 122,000 members and is connected with 49 European national member societies.
The ESR is the latest in a growing number of national and international societies and professional organisations across Europe that provide links to share DenseBreast-info.org resources, including The Royal College of Radiologists, the Society of Radiographers (UK), ESR / Patient Advisory Group, the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP), ecancer.org and leading research charity, Prevent Breast Cancer.
“The issue of the implications of dense breast tissue has become of major importance for medical professionals. I am therefore very pleased with this educational measure, which will greatly benefit ESR members. In order to ensure that women across Europe receive appropriate breast care, it is crucial that breast imagers have access to a comprehensive resource such as this,” said Prof. Michael Fuchsjäger, Chairman of the European Society of Radiology.
DB-I/Europe is designed to provide education to healthcare professionals about the screening and risk implications of dense breast tissue and value of supplemental screening. New educational tools and resources include:
• Dense Breast Primer (introduction)
• Risk Model Tutorial (includes details on how the models are used, risk model explanations, diagnostic considerations, and a risk model table which includes live links to each model)
• Map: Comparative Analysis of National Breast Screening Guidelines in Europe (now in a comparative table)
• Patient Resources (available in over 20 languages)
“Since the launch of DB-I/Europe, discussions and research on the topic have increased and there is a significant need in Europe for medically-sourced educational information about dense tissue,” added Athina Vourtsis, MD, PhD, DenseBreast-info.org European Liaison.
“We are glad that ESR will join the growing list of healthcare providers and professional organisations that share DB-I/Europe educational content with their members about the impact of breast density on screening,” said Cheryl Cruwys, DB-I’s European Education Coordinator.
DenseBreast-info.org, cited as the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource on the topic, was developed to provide breast density educational tools to health care professionals and patients.