Whole breast ultrasound still has a key role in screening, researchers argue

02/4/2014 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Women with dense breast tissue may benefit when whole breast ultrasound is used to augment mammography, according to a Yale University study. Mammography combined with whole breast ultrasound detected three to four cancers per 1,000 women screened while digital breast tomosynthesis and mammography identified only 0.5 to 2.7 cancers per 1,000 women screened, according to the study.

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