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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Double Reading Improves Breast Cancer Screening, Study Indicates.

Aunt Minnie (4/19, Yee) reports that according to a study published online April 10 in Radiology, “double reading of mammography screening exams – and using a third reader or a consensus process to resolve any interpretation discrepancies – increases the number of cancers detected and reduces recalls.” Use of a second radiology reader in breast cancer screening “can increase the number of cancers detected,” the researchers wrote, adding, “However, the clinical importance of these cancers requires careful consideration, as some may be overdiagnosed.”

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Author: Nicole Hardy
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