Magazine
Subscribe
Editorial
Media Kit
Talk to us

News : Health Jun 16, 2009 - 6:28 PM


Bill requiring tissue density info in mammogram reports signed

By Governor Rell's Office





Font size: Small Big
Email this article
 Printer friendly page
Share this article:
facebook del.icio.us Yahoo! MyWeb Digg reddit Furl Blinklist Spurl
Buy the "As seen on" mug
Governor M. Jodi today signed a bill that requires mammogram reports given to patients to include information on breast density based on the American College of Radiology mammography standards and a recommendation that women with dense breast tissue may benefit from further screening.

“This is a common-sense step that has the potential to save lives,” said Governor Rell, who is a breast cancer survivor. “Mammograms do not always tell whole story. Dense tissue may hide small abnormalities.”

Under the new law, Senate Bill 548, written reports given to patients on or after October 1, 2009, must include the following notice:

“If your mammogram demonstrates that you have dense breast tissue, which could hide small abnormalities, you might benefit from supplementary screening tests, which can include a breast ultrasound screening or a breast MRI examination, or both, depending on your individual risk factors. A report of your mammography results, which contains information about your breast density, has been sent to your physician’s office and you should contact your physician if you have any questions or concerns about this report.”

The notice is in accordance with the American College of Radiology’s Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS), which were developed in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association. Federal law requires that patients receive their mammogram results within 30 days of the exam.

“Long before my own experience with breast cancer, I was a strong advocate for early detection,” Governor Rell said during the bill-signing in her office. “Early detection saves lives. It’s that simple.”




© Copyright by StamfordPlus.com. Some articles and pictures posted on our website, as indicated by their bylines, were submitted as press releases and do not necessarily reflect the position and opinion of StamfordPlus.com, Stamford Plus magazine, Canaiden LLC or any of its associated entities. Articles may have been edited for brevity and grammar.




Possibly related or similar articles:
Older Adults Give CT Communities High Marks for Livability - Sep 17, 2014 - 11:04:08 AM
Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead - Sep 17, 2014 - 11:01:22 AM
Rep. Elizabeth Esty Introduces Legislation to Prevent Child Nicotine Poisoning - Sep 16, 2014 - 9:57:29 AM
Malloy: ConnDOT exceeds goal of advertising transportation projects for bids by 20 percent - Sep 15, 2014 - 6:47:09 AM
STAR’s Rubberband to Perform at Norwalk’s Historic Town Green on East Avenue Sunday, September 21 - Sep 11, 2014 - 6:55:18 AM





Note: We reserve the right to delete posts at any time if we decide that they are offensive or distasteful.
CURRENT HEADLINES:
Syrian Refugees to Benefit from New Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action
Men's Wellness is Focus of September 30 Seminar Sponsored by St. Vincent's Medical Center
Stamford's Ferguson Library's Weed Branch celebrates 60 years
East Hartford Taekwondo School Celebrates 40 Years of Business
Endowment for Families in Business presents evening with Joe Connolly


Top of Page










StamfordPlus.com is part of the Canaiden Online Media Network.
Stamford Plus Online | Norwalk Plus Online | Canaiden.com | Best of Norwalk | Best of Stamford | Hauterfly Magazine | SummerCampPlus.com

Copyright ©2005-2010 Canaiden,LLC All Rights Reserved.