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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Five Steps May Help Breast Imagers Defuse The Overdiagnosis Argument, Researchers Say

Aunt Minnie (3/31, Yee) reports, “Overdiagnosis has emerged as a major flash point in the debate over breast screening.” Nevertheless, “breast imagers can defuse the overdiagnosis argument with five steps that use the power of advanced imaging to make screening more precise and less invasive,” research published online March 23 in Academic Radiology suggests. In the study, researchers “offered ideas that range from adjusting biopsy protocols and exploring new screening technologies to tapping into the power of radiomics, or assessing quantitative features in images.” Other ideas “include using imaging biomarkers to track malignancy and tailoring treatment to individual patients.” 

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