Ethnicity and Race Linked to Delays in Follow-ups for Mammograms

Ethnicity and Race Linked to Delays in Follow-ups for Mammograms

Black, Hispanic, and Asian women are almost one-and-a-half times more likely than white women not to follow-up on mammograms considered incomplete by the BI-RADS scoring system. The BI-RADS scoring system provides radiologists with a shared, standardized terminology to use as they describe and classify their findings. The system gives a score of 0 for exams…

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Women Don’t Want AI to Read Their Mammograms

Women Don't Want AI to Read Their Mammograms.

A new study shows that women don’t want Artificial Intelligent (AI) to read their mammograms.¬†Despite the breakthroughs with AI, this study has found that 75% of women will prefer a radiologist to be involved in screening their studies. In a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, a team…

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New Legislation Aims to Improve Coverage for Breast Cancer Detection

New Legislation Aims to Improve Coverage for Breast Cancer Detection

  Breast cancer is a leading cause of death among women worldwide. Early detection is key to improving outcomes for those who develop the disease. To that end, U.S. House lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require all insurers to cover any supplemental breast imaging, beyond screening mammograms, with no patient out-of-pocket costs. The…

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