RSNA 2006 

Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2006


Controversies in Screening: Breast, Cardiac, Chest, and Virtual Colonoscopy

Refresher Courses — Oncologic Imaging, Professionalism (including Ethics),

Presented on November 29, 2006


Karen J. Finnegan MS, RT(R)(CV), Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Reuben Saul Mezrich MD, PhD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Charles Stephen White MD, Presenter: Grant, Riverain Medical Grant, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV Consultant, Siemens AG
David Joseph Vining MD, Presenter: Royalties, E-Z-EM, Inc, Lake Success, NY


1. Describe why screening is useful, what is a good screening test, the indications for a screening test, the alternatives for a screening test and the controversies in screening; and identify costs, and reimbursements and identify the competing technologies and access the risk and accuracy 2. Describe mammography screening, the risks and benefits. 3. Describe chest screening for lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and calcium scoring; and discuss if chest screening reduces mortality, does more harm than good, and increase the medical costs incurred. 4. Describe virtual colonoscopy, the accuracy, the risks and the benefits; and describe the indications for virtual colonoscopy.


Cite This Abstract

Finnegan, K, Mezrich, R, White, C, Vining, D, Controversies in Screening: Breast, Cardiac, Chest, and Virtual Colonoscopy.  Radiological Society of North America 2006 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 26 - December 1, 2006 ,Chicago IL.