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In Reply Drs Seidenwurm and Rosenberg correctly point out that the mean recall rate in our study with digital mammography alone (10.7%) was slightly higher than the ACR guidelines of 10% or less. This is not surprising given that prior analyses of performance benchmarks of mammographic interpretation in the United States have consistently acknowledged that recall rates in clinical practice commonly exceed these ACR guidelines.1,2
Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Conant EF. Breast Cancer Screening With Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography—Reply. JAMA. 2014;312(16):1694–1695. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11123
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