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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Bridging the Digital Gap for Breast Cancer Screening

Bridging the Digital Gap for Breast Cancer Screening

Bridging the Digital Gap for Breast Cancer Screening While radiologists update their practices with new technology, a study published August 30 in Radiology Business suggests that breast cancer screening locations should continue their non-digital channels — for appointment scheduling, participation in community health programs, as well as maintaining mobile mammography screening in mobile settings close…

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Decreased Mammography in Breast Cancer Survivors

Decreased Mammography in Breast Cancer Survivors

Surveillance mammography has decreased over the last decade and a half. A study of 141,672 breast cancer survivors recently published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN), reveals that annual mammograms among breast cancer survivors declined from 74.1% to 67.1% in the 12 years between 2004 and 2016. All of those included…

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