FDA proposes change to mammography standards

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For the first time in more than 20 years, the FDA wants to change how it regulates mammography, the X-ray technology that helps countless women detect breast cancer early.

The FDA wants to improve and modernize the screening process. This includes providing patients with information about breast density.

Advances in 3-D digital screening are helping doctors and patients spot abnormalities hidden by the dense tissue.

The FDA hopes these proposed changes — will allow screening facilities to “more precisely classify” findings.

Joining KUSI to tell us what this means for the 39 million women who have a mammogram each year is Breast Cancer Surgeon Dr. Moe Ma with Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center.

 

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