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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)