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Why is microcalcification missed on mammography?

Authors
  • Peters, Gudrun
  • Jones, Catherine M
  • Daniels, Katie
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2013
Volume
57
Issue
1
Pages
32–37
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/1754-9485.12011
PMID: 23374551
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Breast screening reading for microcalcification is poorly correlated to mammographic or histological features. The majority of errors were perceptive rather than interpretative. Double reading is advocated as standard practice to reduce perceptive error.

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