Mammography Screening Should Consider Radiation Risk, Study Suggests.

Aunt Minnie (7/11, Yee) reports that according to a study published in the August issue of Radiography, “a woman’s risk of radiation-induced cancer from regular screening mammography should be taken into consideration when assessing the performance of breast cancer screening programs.” Researchers wrote, “The total effective risk should be considered for use as an additional parameter for the assessment of screening mammography program performance, especially for those programs which recommend an early onset and more frequent screening mammography.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

Categories: 2018, July, News, Screening and MammographyNumber of views: 1105