Update of Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Breast Abnormalities Review Now Available
Women undergoing noninvasive imaging tests need to have been previously identified at low risk for breast cancer for these tests to be useful for evaluating suspected breast
abnormalities, according to a recent update of a 2006 AHRQ Effective Health Care Program review. In such cases, noninvasive imaging in addition to standard examination and diagnostic tests may be useful for determining treatment options. However, efficacy depends on a clinician’s ability to accurately identify women’s risk of breast cancer. These findings and others are summarized in the review, Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Breast Abnormalities: Update of a 2006 Review.