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"In this high-risk group [smokers], there was a survival benefit. I think that's notable. It's a very important consideration in screening. If you're going to screen and find things that you can't do anything about, there's not much point in that."

— John Whitney, MD, medical director of WellPoint Health, as reported in
USA Today
Other Imaging News
Do EMRs Save Money
or Increase Imaging?

A New York Times editorial on a recent study that found electronic access to medical records increased imaging orders discusses the common, though not simple, problem in medicine: What happens when what you believe disagrees with the data?

Healthcare Reform in
Supreme Court's Hands

After what CNN described as “one of the most anticipated Supreme Court hearings in years,” the medical community and the rest of America now wait for the verdict on the healthcare reform law. Rulings are likely by late June.

Study Says PSA Testing
Still Has Value

The controversy over whether to screen for prostate cancer continues with the results of a large European trial that showed screening resulted in an estimated 21% reduction in the rate of prostate cancer deaths, according to a MedPageToday report on the study.
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Editor's E-Note
Deciding when, who, and how to screen for breast cancer generates a huge amount of debate in the medical and patient communities. That debate includes when to use ultrasound and MRI to supplement screening. This month's E-News Exclusive looks at research into how to supplement mammography screening in women with an increased risk of breast cancer.

— Jim Knaub, editor
E-News Exclusive
Adding Ultrasound and MRI to Mammography Finds More Cancer in High-Risk Patients

How should they be added to screening regimen for women with increased risk?

A study of approximately 2,800 women at high risk of breast cancer found that adding ultrasound or MRI to their annual mammography found more incident breast cancers than MRI alone, according to a study published this month in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

“Annual ultrasound screening may detect small, node-negative breast cancers that are not seen on mammography,” the authors wrote. “Magnetic resonance imaging may reveal additional breast cancers missed by both mammography and ultrasound screening.”

The study, led by Wendie A. Berg, MD, PhD, included 2,809 women at 21 sites with an increased cancer risk and dense breasts. The women (mean age of 55) consented to three annual, independent screens with mammography and ultrasound in randomized order. After three rounds of both screenings, 612 of 703 women chose to undergo an MRI and had complete data.

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