January 14, 2009 Population-based study finds digital mammography equal to film By Rebekah Moan Digital mammography is at least as good as screen-film mammography for detecting breast cancer, according to a population-based screening program study presented at the RSNA meeting by Irish researchers. Dr. Niamh Hambly of the department of radiology at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin and colleagues retrospectively reviewed the performance of full-field digital mammography for 26,593 women out of 163,031 women screened for breast cancer. The Irish National Breast Screening Program invites women between the ages of 50 and 64 for screening mammography every two years.
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