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Is there value in adding ultrasound technology to routine mammograms?

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Air date: September 9, 2012

Host: Barbara Lewis

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Interview: Kathy Miller, M.D.



A recent study suggested adding ultrasounds or MRIs to routine mammograms for women with dense breasts. The study said such imaging techniques increase the likelihood of catching the incidence of cancer in women with dense breasts, who are also at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, but that this method also produces more false positives. Kathy Miller, M.D. shares her perspective on the results of this study and offers advice for women regarding their annual mammograms.

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