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Comment & Response
October 22/29, 2014

Breast Cancer Screening With Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Caldwell Breast Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois
  • 2Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • 3Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA. 2014;312(16):1694-1695. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11123

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