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Women with dense breast tissue need both mammography and ultrasonography to detect tumours

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:12
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Researchers have found that performing ultrasound scans on breasts with dense tissue can pick up small tumours that are not detected by mammography. While ultrasonography cannot replace mammography, especially in women who because of a family history are at high risk of developing breast cancer, it should be used as a second line of screening.

    A team of breast specialists and radiologists at Soroka Medical Centre in Beersheba and the Hala-Rachel Nash Jerusalem Comprehensive Breast Clinic in Jerusalem published their findings in the July …

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