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Thousands Respond to Call to Action against USPSTF Mammography Guidelines

Friday, November 20, 2015
The American College of Radiology (ACR) activated its grassroots Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN) Oct. 26 to support legislation that would establish a two-year moratorium delaying the implementation of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendations for screening mammography. Since its initial call to action, the RAN has garnered over 8,000 letters to Congress asking for support of the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act. In response, 18 additional House members and four more senators announced support for the bill. 

Thousands Respond to Call to Action against USPSTF Mammography Guidelines

Friday, November 20, 2015
The American College of Radiology (ACR) activated its grassroots Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN) Oct. 26 to support legislation that would establish a two-year moratorium delaying the implementation of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendations for screening mammography. Since its initial call to action, the RAN has garnered over 8,000 letters to Congress asking for support of the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act. In response, 18 additional House members and four more senators announced support for the bill. 

Thousands Respond to Call to Action against USPSTF Mammography Guidelines

Friday, November 20, 2015
The American College of Radiology (ACR) activated its grassroots Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN) Oct. 26 to support legislation that would establish a two-year moratorium delaying the implementation of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendations for screening mammography. Since its initial call to action, the RAN has garnered over 8,000 letters to Congress asking for support of the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act. In response, 18 additional House members and four more senators announced support for the bill. 

FDA Grants 510(k) Clearance To Breast-Density Assessment Software.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
HealthImaging (11/11, Pearson) reports that the Food and Drug Administration granted 510(k) clearance to VolparaDensity 3.1, an “updated version of breast-density assessment software from New Zealand-based Volpara Solutions.” The new version “is designed to mesh with the American College of Radiology’s fifth-edition BI-RADS Atlas released in January 2014, according to Volpara’s announcement.” 

Former Rep. Gingrey Critical Of USPSTF Mammography Draft Recommendations

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
In an op-ed in The Hill (11/10), former US Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) criticizes the US Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendations on mammography. He points out that “according to the American College of Radiology (ACR), women in their 40s account for about 40 percent of the years of life lost to breast cancer and the most lives are saved with annual mammography beginning at age 40.” Gingrey argues, “I urge my former colleagues to pass the Protect Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act (H.R. 3339 and S. 1926), bipartisan legislation that places a two-year moratorium on implementation of USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations — so that we can analyze the research, arrive at a medical consensus, and save women’s lives.” 
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