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Frequency, Digital Technology, and the Efficiency of Screening Mammography

Philippe Autier, MD
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From International Prevention Research Institute, 69006 Lyon, France.


Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M11-2122.

Requests for Single Reprints: Philippe Autier, MD, International Prevention Research Institute, 95 Cours Lafayette, 69006 Lyon Cedex 08, France; e-mail, philippe.autier@i-pri.org.


Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(8):554-555. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-155-8-201110180-00014
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Data are lacking regarding the optimal frequency of screening mammography and the comparative effectiveness of digital versus film-screen mammography. Articles in this issue by Hubbard and colleagues and by Kerlikowske and colleagues examine these issues. The editorialist discusses whether these studies' findings help us increase the efficiency of screening mammography.

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