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Digital Mammography is More Accurate Than Film in Some Cases

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Women's Health Weekly
via NewsEdge Corporation

The investigators concluded, "The overall diagnostic accuracy of digital and film mammography as a means of screening for breast cancer is similar, but digital mammography is more accurate in women under the age of 50 years, women with radiographically dense breasts, and premenopausal or perimenopausal women."

Pisano and colleagues published their study in New England Journal of Medicine (Diagnostic performance of digital versus film mammography for breast-cancer screening. N Engl J Med, 2005;353(17):1773-1783).

For additional information, contact E.D. Pisano, Department of Radiology, Biomedical Research Imaging Center, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA.; E-mail: etta_pisano@med.unc.edu.

The publisher's contact information for the New England Journal of Medicine is: Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham Woods Center, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1413, USA.

Keywords: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening, Mammogram, Digital Mammograpy, Film Mammography, Women's Health.


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