PodMed TT – MRIs and the Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer, Clinical Prediction Rules to Rule Out Pulmonary Embolism, and More
If you’re a woman who chooses to have mammography screening, what are the chances that you end up with a biopsy if routine mammography is used versus magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? That’s the focus of a study Rick and I discuss on PodMedTT this week, showing that women who had MRI were more likely than those who had routine imaging of their breasts to have a subsequent biopsy, but no more likely to have cancer detected. Yikes. Sounds like MRI may be part of the overdiagnosis/overtreatment problem in breast cancer. The study can be found in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Other topics this week include:
Until next week, y’all listen up and make healthy choices.
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