Mammography Should Remain Primary Diagnostic Tool for Detecting Breast Cancer in Symptomatic Male Patients, Study Suggests

Thursday, December 1, 2016

MedPage Today (11/28, Susman) reports that research suggests “mammography should remain the primary diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer in symptomatic male patients, and there was no added value to incorporating ultrasound as part of the initial exam.” The findings were presented at RSNA 2016. The researchers wrote, “The American College of Radiology [ACR] Appropriateness Criteria provide strong support for diagnostic mammography as the initial examination in the symptomatic male >25 years of age, but are less clear in the role of ultrasound in this clinical setting.”