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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ultrasound Comparable To Mammography In Terms Of Sensitivity For Detecting Breast Cancer, Study Indicates

Aunt Minnie (12/29, Yee) reports, “Ultrasound is comparable to mammography in terms of sensitivity for detecting breast cancer, and it finds a greater proportion of invasive and node-negative lesions,” the findings of a 2,662-patient study published online Dec. 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggest. According to Aunt Minnie, “the study data came from the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) 6666 trial.”

HealthDay (12/29, Doheny) reports that the data indicated that “detection rates were similar between the two tests,” but the “rates of false-positive results...were higher for ultrasound compared to mammography.” 

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