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New Studies Show Effects Of Mammography Guideline Changes

For patient-friendly information on mammography, visit RadiologyInfo.org.



AT A GLANCE

  • In 2009, the USPSTF issued controversial new guidelines recommending routine biennial screening with mammography only for women 50 to 74 years old.
  • In one study, nearly 20 percent of cancers detected with screening mammography were among women between ages 40 and 49.
  • Screening mammography utilization among the Medicare population declined 4.3 percent from 2009 to 2010.

SOURCE Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

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