FDA warns Florida center mammograms may be inaccurate

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Mammograms performed at a South Florida office may have been done so improperly, leading to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) urging patients to seek new testing, WSVN Miami reports.

Helen Barr, MD, and the FDA doctor in charge of mammogram quality said the facility's yearly inspection exposed many violations. Those included problems with the way women were positioned on x-ray machines at Palm Beach-Broward Medical Imaging Center in Deerfield Beach, Florida, later renamed Radiology Express, according to WSVN.

While the FDA said the mammograms may not be inaccurate, it is recommending women who received an exam at that location after April 2, 2016, seek reexamination.

“If you don’t get an adequate amount of breast tissue, you could possibly miss an rea where a cancer is,” Barr said.

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