Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Radiology Offers Opposing Views on Mammography Guidelines

The July issue of Radiology contains two editorials offering opposing viewpoints on the recent United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for breast cancer screening. One editorial was written by members of the USPSTF and provides an overview of the task force, the process and the evidence behind the recommendations.

The second editorial, by Daniel B. Kopans, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and senior radiologist, Breast Imaging Division, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, challenges the new screening mammography guidelines and asserts that the task force ignored important scientific evidence when making its recommendations.

Link to full RSNA release. 

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