More harm?

A population-based study of Medicare enrolees by Joshua J Fenton et al, ‘Short-Term Outcomes of Screening Mammography Using Computer-Aided Detection’ (CAD) – with the objective ‘to determine associations between CAD use during screening mammography and the incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive breast cancer, invasive cancer stage, and diagnostic testing’ -seems to confirm the finding of the recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine: more sensitive technology leads to more early stage cancers, but no decrease in late stage disease.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:580-587. http://www.annals.org

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