April 24, 2014

Why all Radiologists Need Uniform-Density Skin Markers

Breast Imaging Radiologists already have an extremely difficult task. They need to diagnose cancer at its earliest stage without a shadow of a doubt, even if images might appear comparable to trying to find Waldo in a candy cane factory.

These days, breast density plays a huge role in this challenging job for doctors with 40% of women presenting with dense breasts. So why would a radiologist want to add density to images when it isn't necessary? Easy, they wouldn't.

This clinical study proves why it is critical for skin markers to be of uniform-density when it comes to diagnosing a patient completely and correctly in mammography.


Sarah Gomes
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