Mammograms and obese women

Mammograms and obese women

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Originally published in July-August 2004 icon

The Archives of Internal Medicine (May 24, 2004; 164(10): 1140-7) reports that obese women are 20 per cent more likely to be wrongly diagnosed with false positive readings. In May 2004 icon we reported that the 4th European Breast Cancer Conference stated mammograms were at best 67 per cent accurate.

Apparently in obese women, the thicker volume of breast tissue gives poorer image clarity when squeezed between the plates.

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