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July 24, 2008

Magee recognized for breast cancer diagnosis improvements

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC has been honored by the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania for its Breast Cancer Diagnostic Process Improvement.

This is a multidisciplinary effort to reduce wait times for patients significantly between suspicious findings in screening or diagnostic mammography, biopsy and diagnosis.

Nationally, the average wait time between an abnormal screening result and follow-up diagnostic mammogram is 20 days; the national average wait time for scheduling a biopsy procedure is 19 days.

Magee has been able to shorten wait times dramatically between abnormal screening and diagnostic follow-up mammogram, and provide same-day biopsy scheduling in many cases after identification of a suspicious mass.

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