Thursday, March 1, 2018

Clinicians Ask Whether Curved Mammography Paddles Compromise Image Quality.

The Radiology Business Journal (3/1, Slachta) reports that a pair of clinicians are questioning whether curved paddles designed to give more comfortable mammograms may compromise image quality. Authors Rebecca M. Marsh, PhD, and Michael S. Silosky, MS, wrote in a paper published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, “Although the patient experience is clearly an important concern, it should be recognized that adopting this approach may place the quality of the care at risk.” The clinicians discussed their experience of adding curved mammography paddles and added, “Although popular media and vendor marketing may have a significant effect on patient expectations, the radiology community cannot allow the importance of patient satisfaction survey scores to supersede image quality or safety.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

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