Training and standards for performance, interpretation, and structured reporting for supplemental breast cancer screening

Ellen B. Mendelson*, Wendie A. Berg

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. To compensate for the reduction of mammography's sensitivity in women with dense breasts, supplemental screening can increase the cancer detection rate. The modalities suggested are MRI, which is the most sensitive and is indicated for women with the highest risk of breast cancer, and ultrasound, which is suggested for dense-breasted average-risk women. CONCLUSION. For decades, ultrasound has been a focused examination. Extending a handheld ultrasound examination to depict the entire breast requires formal didactic training and hands-on scanning to learn suitable, efficient methods. Automated options also require intensive training in performance and interpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-268
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume204
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

Keywords

  • Automated ultrasound
  • Breast cancer
  • Handheld ultrasound
  • Screening
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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