HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Researchers set benchmarks for screening mammography

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- A recent study of medical audit data funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) revealed that community mammography screening results surpass performance recommendations across the United States. Approximately 188 mammography facilities nationwide contributed to the study of more than 1.1 million women, who underwent at least one screening mammography exam between 1996 and 2002. The findings are reported in the October issue of Radiology.

"With a cancer detection rate of 4.8 per 1,000 women, our results show that most radiologists who are reading mammograms are performing well," said Robert D. Rosenberg, M.D., lead researcher and professor of radiology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. "Mammography, combined with better breast cancer treatments, appears to be helping to decrease the number of deaths from breast cancer."

Up until now, there has been no national measurement with which radiologists could compare their individual cancer detection rates.

"There have been no data available for mammographers in the United States to give context to anyone's individual performance results. All prior guidelines were best guesses from a panel of experienced radiologists," Dr. Rosenberg explained.

In the study, data were collected from six NCI-funded research sites, for a total of nearly 2.6 million screening exams assessed by 807 radiologists. Each radiologist's assessment, along with every woman's outcome within 12 months of the initial screening exam, were tallied. The radiologists included in the analysis came from urban, rural, large and small practices of different organizational structures, across broad geographic areas.

Approximately 10 percent of mammograms yielded abnormal findings, for a recall rate of 9.8 percent.

"We found that radiologists are much more likely to err on the side of caution, for a higher recall rate," said co-author Bonnie Yankaskas, Ph.D., professor
'"/>

Contact: Heather Babiar
hbabiar@rsna.org
630-590-7762
Radiological Society of North America
26-Sep-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
2. Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
3. Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
4. Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases
5. Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders
6. Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury
7. Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA
8. Researchers investigate impact of lifestyle on GI health
9. Researchers begin randomized double-blind trial of airway bypass treatment for emphysema
10. Researchers discover how antibiotic inhibits bacterial growth
11. Researchers urge caution in using ESAs for cancer-related anemia

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/30/2020)... ... May 29, 2020 , ... In appreciation for all the dedication and ... Hodge Hyundai is offering a $500 bonus towards the lease or purchase of a ... through January 4, 2021. , To qualify for this offer, individuals must be active ...
(Date:5/27/2020)... ... May 27, 2020 , ... Productive Plastics, ... manufacturing face shields to be used as personal protective equipment (PPE) ... shields are single use, made to be worn by frontline healthcare professionals and ...
(Date:5/26/2020)... ... May 26, 2020 , ... ... two leading RevSpring solutions—Talksoft® patient messaging and IVR Advantage™--for Loyale customers. Talksoft ... through automated and precise texts, IVR reminders and email messages tailored to ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 21, 2020 , ... ... Coordinating Clinical Research, CenterWatch eLearning , https://www.centerwatch.com/products/category/2764-elearning/product/472-the-crc-trainer , Wherever one ... Interactive Companion to the CRC’s Guide to Coordinating Clinical Research provides the ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 21, 2020 , ... A Safe Haven Foundation (ASHF) ... the $5 million AbbVie COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund. The fund was created in March ... their frontline homeless workers in service to vulnerable populations in hard-hit communities. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/4/2020)... ... June 04, 2020 , ... One minute it was ... “social distancing” entered the lexicon. COVID-19 turned the world on its head, and everything ... place.” , The AutismOne annual conference went from a physical event to a virtual ...
(Date:6/3/2020)... ... June 03, 2020 , ... Kessler Foundation releases results of ... of recent graduates with and without disabilities. , Kessler Foundation released ... of age under the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law 30 years ...
(Date:6/3/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Ridgecrest Healthcare, a skilled nursing and ... ALFM-BC, as its new Executive Directory and Administrator. Villafranca assumes all the roles, ... career in healthcare in 1994 and has held various positions in senior living ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: