Rye Radiology has been performing screening breast ultrasounds for women with dense breasts for decades. Check out this article on NewYork Times to see how dense breasts can obscure mammogram results. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/dense-breasts-may-obscure-mammogram-results/?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Aw
Routine tests for various conditions can often result in false-positives, raising questions about when screening is really necessary, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. The risk of false-positive mammogram results, for example, is 61%. What do you think about this?
Millions of women undergo them annually, but few are even remotely aware of just how many dangers they are exposing themselves to in the name of prevention, not the least of which are misdiagnosis, overdiagnosis and the promotion of breast cancer itself.