Thursday, November 9, 2017

Screening Mammography Remains Underutilized In Older Women, Analysis Concludes.

The Radiology Business Journal (11/8, Walter) provides coverage of a new analysis exploring both the benefits and risks of undergoing screening mammography when women turn 75. According to the article, the authors of the analysis conclude that “women should not stop undergoing regular mammography based on their age alone.” They wrote, “Older women are a vulnerable population at risk of developing and dying from breast cancer; however, screening mammography remains underutilized in these women.” One author pointed out “that imaging societies have varying opinions on this issue.” For example, both the Society of Breast Imaging and the American College of Radiology do “not recommend stopping screening on the basis of age.” The findings were published in the American Journal of Roentgenology 

Author: wKesha

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