Breast cancer is a leading cause of premature mortality among United States women. Early detection has been shown to reduce breast cancer morbidity, mortality and cost of treatment. The relative safety of breast cancer screening has been viewed in terms of benefits and harms. The quality and safety of breast cancer screening depends on both technical and human factors. Focusing on quality and safety considerations, we review two imaging modalities recommended for primary breast cancer screening: mammography and magnetic resonance imaging, and the use of ultrasound (US) for supplemental breast cancer screening.
Breast cancer screening, mammography, digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, 2D mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), breast magnetic resonance imaging
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Kim EY, Fajardo LL. Quality and safety considerations in breast cancer screening. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Dec 19;9(2):Article 5 [19 p.]. https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1449. Free full text article.