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Digital mammography interpretation takes longer than film reading

January 9, 2009 Digital mammography interpretation takes longer than film reading By H.A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have confirmed what mammographers have long suspected: Digital screening mammograms may take twice as long to read than film. Understanding all variables could boost or make up for interpretation speed. According to the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, about a third of all breast imaging facilities in the U.S. have incorporated digital mammography system into their practices in the last decade. The clinical literature has established a number of advantages for digital mammography compared with film, such as acquisition time and storage costs savings and a small but significant boost in diagnostic accuracy. But the same data also suggest that digital studies take longer to read.

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