Mammography Use in Portugal: National Health Survey 2014
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Catherine S. Giess, Aijia Wang, Ivan K. Ip, Ronilda Lacson, Sarvanez Pourjabbar, Ramin KhorasaniAbstractObjectiveThe aims of this study were to evaluate patient, radiologist, and examination characteristics affecting screening mammography recall rates in an academic breast imaging practice and to identify modifiable factors that could reduce recall variation.MethodsThis institutional review board–approved retrospective study included screening mammographic examinations in female patients interpreted by 13 bre...
ConclusionsUltrasound evaluation may be the first level exam in case of suspicious symptomatic breast implant rupture. Importantly, our results demonstrate that magnetic resonance imaging could be avoided in all those cases where an extracapsular rupture has been diagnosed using ultrasound.Level of Evidence: Level IV, diagnostic study.
The aims of this study were to evaluate patient, radiologist, and examination characteristics affecting screening mammography recall rates in an academic breast imaging practice and to identify modifiable factors that could reduce recall variation.
DiscussionThe findings underscore the importance of the relationship between the patient and clinician and the necessity of spelling out each step in the SDM process. The clinician needs to be explicit in telling a woman that she has a choice about whether to get a mammogram and the benefits and harms of screening mammography. Finally, clinicians need to be aware of sociocultural factors that can influence their relationships and their patients ’ decision-making processes and attempt to identify and address these factors.
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Allegheny Health Network opened its latest outpatient center Wednesday in the site of a former Old Navy store at The Waterworks Mall. The 13,400-square-foot facility at 923 Freeport Road, on the line of Fox Chapel and Pittsburgh, is aimed squarely at the Route 28 corridor AHN patients and Highmark members who will be able to get primary and express care, orthopedic care, cardiology, OB/GYN and diagnostics including X-rays, CT sc ans and 3-D mammography here. The front part of the facility is dedicated…
Condition: Breast Lump in Females Presenting to Surgical OPD Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Ultrasonsography, mammography, biopsy Sponsor: Services Hospital, Lahore Completed
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For many women over 40, a yearly screening mammogram to check for breast cancer is a fact of life ? along with the anxiety of waiting for the results. But what if you could get a test that offered better cancer detection, fewer false positives and more peace of mind? Dr. Robert Maxwell, a Mayo [...]