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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Radiation From Mammography May Be Lower Than Originally Believed

The Oregonian (7/16, Terry) reports that research suggests that “radiation from mammography may be lower than originally” believed.

HealthDay (7/16, Norton) reports that investigators “created a model of breast anatomy based on CT scans from 219 women – who ranged in age, ethnicity and breast density.” The study “estimate[d] that the radiation dose from a screening mammogram is anywhere from 20 percent to 35 percent lower than previously” believed. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. 

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