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New Mammogram Study

  Feb 19th, 2014   -     Mammography   -  

There’s been a lot of media coverage of a controversial new study conducted by Canadian researchers and recently published in the British Medical Journal.  The study basically says that there is no benefit for women ages 40-59 to undergo regular annual mammogram screening.  Of course there is an uproar of concern from oncologists and radiologists alike.

You can read the report here.

Though mammography is still considered the “gold standard” of first line breast cancer detection and imaging techniques, there are a number of other modalities that are in the arsenal of disease identification and diagnosis.  Among them are ultrasound, CT, MRI, thermography, and tomography.

Take a moment to check out a series of CE and CME accredited webinars on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.  Both programs are presented by Dr. Liane Philpotts and Dr. Melissa Durand of Yale University. The first program gives a current analysis of the state of Breast Tomosynthesis and how it compares to other breast imaging modalities.  The second program discusses how to incorporate Digital Breast Tomosynthesis into your practice. Both of these educational activities are FREE until March 27.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis CE courses:

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