Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis in Maryland

In a series of articles, the Irish Independent underscores that the varying quality of radiologist in detecting breast cancer varies wildly for hospital to hospital is not a uniquely Maryland or American phenomenon. A radiologist investing what appears to be a breast cancer misdiagnosis epidemic in some hospitals in Ireland found after reviewing 3,000 mammograms that the breast cancer misdiagnosis rate at Portlaoise Hospital was six times higher than in the best hospitals in Ireland. Apparently, the breast cancer misdiagnosis rate at this hospital was 6% which is ridiculously high.

This underscores that how important it is to have radiologist reading mammograms that know how to and having equipment that gives you the best possible reading.