What are the ACR guidelines for breast cancer screening?

Updated: Dec 27, 2019
  • Author: Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: John V Kiluk, MD, FACS  more...
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In contrast to the ACP recommendation against the use of tomosynthesis (3D mammography) in breast cancer screening, the American College of Radiology (ACR) states that, “breast tomosynthesis has shown to be an advance over digital mammography, with higher cancer detection rates and fewer patient recalls for additional testing.” The ACR notes that further studies will be needed to determine which subgroups of women are likely to benefit most from tomosynthesis screening. [103]


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