Tuesday, September 10 – Innovations in Breast Imaging



Topic: Innovations in Breast Imaging

Speaker: Dr. Melanie Pearce Smith

Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, September 10; 6:30pm; Watermark Books (4701 E Douglas Ave)

Are the days of the boob squeeze behind us yet? Are there alternatives that are as effective as the mammogram? What is on the horizon? Let’s discuss the current imaging modalities, their benefits and limitations, and then delve into supplemental screening tools and future prospects in the detection of breast cancer.

Dr. Melanie Pearce is a Oklahoma transplant who was born and raised in Concordia, Kansas. She received her B.S. in Microbiology at Kansas State University in 2000. She completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2005, and after an intern year at the Medical Center of Independence in Missouri, she was accepted to the University of Oklahoma Diagnostic Radiology program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. After the 4-year residency program, she pursued her Fellowship in Breast Imaging from the OU Breast Institute in Oklahoma City. After Fellowship training, Melanie began work at Integris Southwest Breast Center in Oklahoma City as the Director of Breast Imaging. After 4 years in that role, she accepted a position at Mercy Breast Center in Oklahoma City where she is now the Director of Breast Imaging for the main campus as well as three satellite imaging facilities in central Oklahoma. Melanie is a member of the Society of Breast Imaging and also sits on the Imaging Specialty council, the Cancer Committee at Mercy, and the Mercy Ministry Breast Council. She is a regular speaker at the Project 31 breast cancer support group and also participates in a weekly “Prospective breast cancer conference” with a team of Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Breast Surgeons, Pathologists, Nurse Navigators, Genetic counselors, Research facilitators, and Social Workers.

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