Dr. Sally Friedewald interview

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  • Introduction/Early Career
    Partial Transcript: So today is July 27th, 2020
    Synopsis: In this segment, Friedewald discusses her educational background and the path she took to work in breast imaging and radiology.
    Keywords: Columbia University; Johns Hopkins; radiology; RSNA; tomosythesis
  • Switch from Film to Digital Mammography part 1
    Partial Transcript: Other than tomosynthesis
    Synopsis: Dr. Friedewald explains the transition from film to digital mammography and some of the training she underwent to learn how to do tomosythnesis.
    Keywords: American College of Radiology; digital mammography; FDA; film mammography; tomosynthesis
  • Switch from Film to Digital Mammography part 2/Digital Mammography vs. Tomosynthesis
    Partial Transcript: So I've heard that
    Synopsis: In this segment, Friedewald talks about why it took so long for mammography to transition to digital imaging and some of the differences between tomosynthesis and digital mammography in terms of radiation levels and efficiency.
    Keywords: breast cancer; digital mammography; radiation; radio-sensitivity; synthetic imaging; tomosynthesis
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Screenings/Working with Tomosynthesis
    Partial Transcript: Actually if I could shift topics
    Synopsis: Dr. Friedewald explains how her work was impacted by COVID-19 and how she worked to maintain social distancing and make patients comfortable. Dr. Friedewald also briefly mentions how working with tomosynthesis is different than digital mammography.
    Keywords: breast cancer; Chicago, IL; COVID-19; digital mammography; quarantine; tomosynthesis
  • Deciding on Mammography Equipment
    Partial Transcript: So how strong is brand loyalty
    Synopsis: Friedewald explains the process of deciding on which type of mammography to use and which brand or vendor to choose as a supplier
    Keywords: mammography; tomosynthesis
  • Tomosynthesis Research Unit/Work with Insurance Companies
    Partial Transcript: So I think that the next question
    Synopsis: In this segment Friedewald discusses how she convinced her hospital to set up a tomosynthesis research unit after attending a RNSA conference. She also details her work with state legislators in Illinois to ensure that tomosynthesis screenings would be covered by the state or insurance companies.
    Keywords: 2-D mammography; Affordable Care Act; insurance companies; mammography; radiologists; Springfield, IL; Tomosynthesis
  • Work with Other Organizations/Synthetic Imaging
    Partial Transcript: Yeah. Have you had other dealings
    Synopsis: Dr. Friedewald discusses her work with outside organizations including the FDA, RSNA, and the Society for Breast Imaging. She then explains the concept of synthetic imaging, a type of screening that eliminates the need for radiation
    Keywords: American College of Radiology; Breast imaging; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; CMS; FDA; Medicare; RSNA; Society of Breast Imaging; synthetic imaging
  • New Technology in Cancer Treatment
    Partial Transcript: So can you think about some of the
    Synopsis: In this segment, Friedewald talks about the challenges of working with new technologies as well as some of the new developments in overall cancer treatment and her role in new treatments.
    Keywords: Artificial Intelligence; biopsy; Breast Imaging Reporting and Data Systems; chemotherapies; Journal of American Medical Association; radiation; tomosynthesis
  • Positive and Negative Aspects of Career
    Partial Transcript: Is there anything that stands out
    Synopsis: Dr. Friedewald talks about the most positive and negative parts of her jobs including her involvement with women's organizations in Chicago
    Keywords: cancer; mammography; Northwestern Hospital; philanthropy; tomosynthesis; United States Preventative Taskforce
  • Reflections and Additional Thoughts
    Partial Transcript: And then, what moments or parts
    Synopsis: In the final segment, Dr. Friedewald reflects on her career in medical imaging and adds an additional point about the drawbacks of tomosynthesis.
    Keywords: Artificial Intelligence; mammography; MRI; radiology; tomosynthesis

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