Have We Radiologists Oversold Mammography?
Here is one beautiful article by Leonard Berlin, MD, FACR, is chairman, Department of Radiology, Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, Ill, and professor of radiology, Rush Medical College, Chicago.
From cigarettes to pharmaceuticals to financial services, all advertisements feature a disclaimer: Why not those for mammography?
"The allegation of a delay in the diagnosis of breast cancer is the leading cause of medical malpractice litigation in the United States today, and has been for the past decade. Of all medical malpractice lawsuits lodged against radiologists, the most frequent cause is the allegation of a missed breast cancer on mammography. Why has "missed breast cancer" risen to first place in the medical malpractice standings? Author suggests that it is because we have oversold mammography. We have marketed mammography without informing the public all that we know about not only the benefits, but more important the limitations and potential harms of mammography. "
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Have We Radiologists Oversold Mammography? Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Sunday, January 29, 2006 Rating: