Radiology Grand Rounds: Fiction and Facts in Breast Cancer Screening
Recent controversies in mammography screening for breast cancer have led to confusion and misinformation in both the medical field and the public. Many primary care physicians recommend biennial screening to their patients age 50 and over. This course will discuss and review the published data on the topic and explain why mammography screenings starting at the age of 40 save the most lives.
Cardiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Family Practice Physicians, Gynecologists, and Internal Medicine Physicians, General Surgeons, General Practitioners, Obstetrics and Gynecologists, Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Radiologic Technicians and all other interested healthcare professionals.
- Examine the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s breast cancer screening recommendations.
- Assess state-of-the-art breast cancer screening, in terms of technology and results from recent clinical studies.
- Discuss the impact and considerations of starting mammography screenings at the age of 40.
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Daniel B. Kopans, M.D.
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Senior Radiologist, Breast Imaging Division
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center
Daniel B. Kopans, M.D. has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 General certificate of attendance
- 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.50 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.50 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
- 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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