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Breast ultrasound adjusts to get past false positives

January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Breast ultrasound adjusts to get past false positives Despite ACRIN 6666 trial results, sonography could still play a role in supplemental screening of high-risk women Emily Hayes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The massive American College of Radiology Imaging Network 6666 trial shows that adding ultrasound to the initial breast screening protocol for high-risk women could help detect 30% more cancers, but at the questionable cost of many more needless biopsies of benign lesions. Results from the trial, funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Avon Foundation, were discussed at the RSNA meeting by principal investigator Dr. Wendie Berg. Despite the downside, the results suggest that ultrasound could still play a role in screening women at higher risk for breast cancer who are not eligible for MRI.

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