A press release was sent to the medical news media for the following article appearing in a recent issue of Radiology.
After the initial transitional phase from screen-film mammography (SFM) to full-field digital mammography (FFDM), population-based screening with FFDM is associated with less harm due to lower recall and biopsy rates and higher positive predictive values after biopsy than screening with SFM, new research shows.
Solveig Hofvind, Ph.D., of the Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, and colleagues analyzed anonymized data for women aged 50–69 years enrolled in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program from 1996 to 2010. A total of 1,837,360 NBCSP screening exams were performed during the study period; 58.8 years was the average age at the time of screening.
The overall recall rate was 3.4 percent for SFM and 2.9 percent for FFDM. The biopsy rate was 1.4 percent for SFM and 1.1 percent for FFDM.
Both the rate of invasive screening-detected and interval breast cancer remained stable during the transition from SFM to FFDM and after FFDM was firmly established. The positive predictive value of recalled examinations and of biopsy procedures increased from 19.3 percent and 48.3 percent to 22.7 percent and 57.5 percent, respectively, after adoption of FFDM.
In March, 353 RSNA-related news stories were tracked in the media. These stories reached an estimated 117 million people.
Coverage included Yahoo! Health, ABCNews.com, FOXNews.com, ScienceDaily, DOTmed Business News, Auntminnie.com, Diagnostic Imaging and Medical News Today.
Read coverage of RSNA in these media:
Listen to Radiology Editor Herbert Y. Kressel, M.D., deputy editors and authors discuss the following articles in the April issue of Radiology at pubs.rsna.org/page/radiology/podcasts:
Visit RadiologyInfo.org, the RSNA and ACR’s jointly-sponsored public information website, to read the recently posted article:
In recognition of Men’s Health Awareness Month in June, RSNA is distributing public service announcements (PSAs) focusing on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), the third leading cause of death for men over age 60.
The RSNA “60-Second Checkup” audio program will be distributed to nearly 100 radio stations across the U.S. June segments will focus on improving doctor/patient communications.
Join a global community of leaders in the radiologic sciences.
Continue your education with top-quality learning resources.
With grant applications increasing, the R&E Foundation needs you.