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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Directed Ultrasound Added to Digital Mammography Provides Little Value in Evaluating Women with Nondense Breasts and Focal Breast Pain, Study Finds

HealthImaging (10/18, Pearson) reports, “Clinicians evaluating women with nondense breasts who are experiencing focal breast pain will find little to no value adding directed ultrasound to digital mammography when the latter is indicated due to screening scheduling,” researchers found. The study authors concluded that “extra imaging may do more harm than good, as it is unlikely to find more cancers than mammography alone in these patients and may spur unnecessary treatments of harmless conditions.” The findings of the 369-woman study were published online in Academic Radiology. 

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