Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Ultrasound screening in HIGH RISK WOMEN - article in JAMA May 2008

Wendy Berg and her ACRIN group published the results of Combined Screening With Ultrasound and Mammography vs Mammography Alone in high risk women in JAMA.

The ACRIN study in full is listed here

The JAMA abstract is here

Conclusions Adding a single screening ultrasound to mammography will yield an additional 1.1 to 7.2 cancers per 1000 high-risk women, but it will also substantially increase the number of false positives.