The Effectiveness of Breast Ultrasound Screening
Regina Hooley, M.D., Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Mammography screening can reduce breast cancer mortality through early detection, but has limited ability to detect cancers in women with dense breast tissue. Because of this limitation, other screening methods, including breast ultrasound, have also been used to detect breast cancer.
In this study, Dr. Hooley will investigate the performance of breast ultrasound since the 2009 implementation of a Connecticut law which mandated that radiologists inform women with dense breast tissue that they may benefit from supplemental screening with ultrasound, after mammography.
Through her review and analysis, Dr. Hooley and colleagues can determine the usefulness of ultrasound plus mammography in detecting tumors not revealed by mammography alone