Decreased mammography utilization in the United States: Why and how can we reverse the trend?

Andrea B. Wolf, Rachel F. Brem

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Recent studies have demonstrated that mammography utilization in the United States has decreased. The purpose of this article is to review some of the causes and possible interventions to reverse the trend of decreased mammography utilization. CONCLUSION. Explanations for decreased mammography utilization include decreased availability of mammography sites, stress associated with mammography interpretation, the litigious environment of breast cancer diagnosis, and inappropriately low reimbursement. Possible approaches to rectifying these barriers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-402
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume192
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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