Mammography Expert Witnesses
Invaluable insight into cases involving breast cancer misdiagnosis
Mammography is a type of medical imaging that uses low-dose X-rays (usually around 30 kVp) to produce images of breast tissue. The primary purpose of a mammogram is to screen for and detect breast cancer in its earliest (and most treatable) stages. Mammograms may be performed routinely or as a diagnostic tool for women with symptoms such as a lump or breast pain.
In the United States, mammograms are typically performed by licensed radiologic technologists certified in mammography. These technologists operate the mammography machine and take the X-ray images. Mammograms are then interpreted by a radiologist, a medical doctor trained in reading and interpreting medical images.
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of breast cancer is a serious matter that can have life-threatening consequences for the patient. Some examples of malpractice involving mammography may include:
- Performing the mammogram itself incorrectly.
- Misinterpreting mammogram results.
- Failing to communicate suspicious findings to the patient or their other medical providers.
Depending on the circumstances, it may be unclear whether the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis was the responsibility of the radiologic technologist, radiologist, or another medical professional. A Board-Certified expert witness can review the medical records and offer their professional opinion on what went wrong.
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Rieback Medical-Legal Consultants has earned a reputation for helping some of America’s finest attorneys in high-stakes medical malpractice matters, including misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of breast cancer. Our network includes Board-Certified radiologists and radiologic technologists who can speak objectively about the applicable standards of care and help attorneys uncover the truth. Contact us today for a free case summary review.