Findings indicate unexplained disparities at screening sites influence the lag in follow-ups among nonwhite women, authors say.
The study's lead author expresses surprise that patients still under the care of cancer specialists would forgo these diagnostic exams.
Radiologists feel pressure to use and promote technology still unproven in population-level studies, editorial says.
Special effort is needed to promote screening among populations who have limited access to health services, the panel said.
A study points up racial disparities in biopsies and detected breast cancers during a 2020 span when routine screenings were greatly slowed.
The technology’s potential benefits to detect breast cancer earlier are not equally shared across sub-populations of women, researchers find.
Digital breast tomosynthesis improves cancer detection and reduces recalls, but women with extremely dense breasts seem not to fully realize that advantage.
Can a computer algorithm interpret a mammogram as well as an expert radiologist?
In a study of breast-cancer screening accuracy, adding artificial intelligence to experts’ opinion had favorable results.
UW Medicine partnered with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to bring a mammogram van to Mary's Place, a Seattle day center for women and children.