Mammography, Imperfect Though It Is, Is Best BC Screening Tool

On January 28-29, leading medical organizations and a federal advisory committee will meet to discuss conflicting mammography guidelines causing confusion among women. We promise to follow. Meantime, publicity about mammography’s short-comings¬†makes women wonder if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound are better. For

now, they aren’t though each has its appropriate use, particularly as a companion to mammography. Here are two links on MRI and ultrasound for those who want more info.

From ASCO on MRI: http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/diagnosing-cancer/tests-and-procedures/breast-mri-early-detection-breast-cancer

Johns Hopkins on ultrasound: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/gynecology/breast_ultrasound_92,P07764/

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