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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

High-Volume Mammography Facilities More Likely To Diagnose Invasive Tumors With Good Prognoses

HealthImaging (11/4, Godt) reports, “Women looking to maximize their benefits from breast cancer screening would be wise to seek out a facility with high mammography interpretive volume,” a study published in the Journal of Medical Screening suggests. After “examining annual interpretive volumes at 116 facilities participating in the US Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium,” investigators found that “high-volume facilities are significantly more likely to diagnose invasive tumors with good prognoses, meaning they were caught early enough to maximize treatment effectiveness.” 
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