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Alternative modalities being promoted for breast screening

dc.contributor.authorEdge, Jennyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRoodt, Lianaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-04T06:32:52Z
dc.date.available2020-02-04T06:32:52Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationEdge, J. & Roodt, L. 2018. Alternative modalities being promoted for breast screening. South African Medical Journal, 108(12):1010-1011, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i12.13679
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i12.13679
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/107423
dc.descriptionCITATION: Edge, J. & Roodt, L. 2018. Alternative modalities being promoted for breast screening. South African Medical Journal, 108(12):1010-1011, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i12.13679.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: is a political issue as much as a medical one, and although there is an enormous amount of literature looking at the benefits of the standard modalities, there is no consensus about the efficacy of screening. South Africa (SA) does not have a national mammographic breast screening programme. There are both economic and logistical reasons for this. The absence of a policy has resulted in alternative modalities being promoted as plausible substitutes. If a new modality is to be used for screening/symptomatic evaluation of the breasts, it should be compared with any of the established and well-researched existing modalities. This editorial serves to highlight some of the problems with the three commonest modalities being promoted in this country at present.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/12497/8703
dc.format.extent2 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Groupen_ ZA
dc.subjectBreast screeningen_ZA
dc.subjectCombined modality therapyen_ZA
dc.subjectElastographyen_ ZA
dc.titleAlternative modalities being promoted for breast screeningen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA


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