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Many women willing to pay more for screening MRI, particularly those with dense breasts

Friday, April 9, 2021

Health Imaging (4/9) reports on survey data published in Academic Radiology which states that out of nearly 1,000 patients scheduled for a mammogram, only 34.7% were content with their breast screening plan. And more than half were willing to shell out at least $250-$500 for an MRI exam, particularly those with dense breasts.

DBT drops interval breast cancer rates—can it eventually replace digital mammography?

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Health Imaging (4/6) reports on research published in Radiology journal which states that digital breast tomosynthesis screening produces lower interval breast cancer rates compared to traditional digital mammography, adding to growing evidence supporting DBT as a top cancer screening tool.

Is media coverage of mammography biased toward optimism?

Monday, April 5, 2021

Aunt Minnie (4/5) reports that medical media coverage emphasizes the benefits of 3D mammography screening while downplaying harms and ignoring conflicts of interest, according to new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

DBT drops interval breast cancer rates—can it eventually replace digital mammography?

Friday, April 2, 2021

Aunt Minnie (4/2) reports on a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute which states that while U.S. mammography screening rates have rebounded since plunging in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains a large cumulative deficit due to missed appointments.

Breast screening rates rebound after COVID, but deficit remains

Friday, April 2, 2021

Aunt Minnie (4/2) reports on a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute which states that while U.S. mammography screening rates have rebounded since plunging in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains a large cumulative deficit due to missed appointments.

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