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Monday, June 27, 2016

Research Looks at Impact of Breast Density Laws on Radiology Practice

Aunt Minnie (6/27) reports that in a study published in The Breast Journal, investigators “found that in response to breast density notification legislation, 33% of facilities have put new breast cancer screening programs in place, primarily with whole-breast ultrasound (WBUS) or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), while 40% have begun performing formal risk assessment using tools such as the Gail or Tyrer-Cusick models.” The percentages are not higher “because key questions such as which modality is most effective, which patients would benefit most from supplemental screening, and which studies would be covered by insurance remain unresolved, lead author Dr. Lina Nayak...told AuntMinnie.com.” 

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