Reported sensitivity of screening mammography

What is the reported sensitivity of screening mammography?

False-negative interpretation (mammograms that are interpreted as negative although a cancer is present) is reported to occur in 15% to 20%. The sensitivity decreases as the glandularity of the breast tissue increases. The sensitivity of mammography in women with dense breast tissue is about 50%. With fatty breast tissue, the sensitivity of mammography is quite high, in the high 90s percentile.


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