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Shift to Digital Mammograms Bumps Up Utilization

Today's New York Times has a piece about how the shift to digital mammogram technology has resulted in an increase in the number of mammograms.

It is a phone call that women dread. Something is not quite right on the mammogram: come back for another one. But don't worry, the script goes, most repeat tests wind up normal.

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At many centers, these nerve-racking calls are on the rise, at least temporarily — the price of progress as more and more radiologists switch from traditional X-ray film to digital mammograms, in which the X-ray images are displayed on a computer monitor.

Read the full story here.

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