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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sociodemographic Factors May Be Related To Excess Travel Time To Obtain Breast Screening MR Exams, Study Finds

Aunt Minnie (3/30, Yee) reports that magnetic resonance “is an effective breast cancer screening tool for women with a higher lifetime risk of the disease.” Availability of MR, however, “can be limited, and sociodemographic factors may play more of a role in access than women’s breast cancer risk factors,” the findings of a study published online March 22 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggest. Investigators discovered that “sociodemographic factors such as race were related to excess travel time to obtain breast screening MR exams, while breast cancer risk factors were not.” 

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