To Screen or Not to Screen, That Is the Question
Join a conversation about why screening of asymptomatic patients for cancer remains contentious.
Have you ever wracked your brain about the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding screening in radiology, whether decades-old imaging studies like mammography or new-fangled CT virtual colonoscopy? Now maybe you're not having a Hamlet-like full-blown existential crisis about screening, but you ask yourself, What's all the hub-bub about overdiagnosis? Is anxiety associated with screening an actual harm? Those are just a few of the questions radiologists and non-radiologists alike have been debating for years.
Not that all (or any) controversies related to screening will be definitively answered during this month's JACR tweet chat, but moderator Saurabh "Harry" Jha, MD, regular Radiology Firing Line podcast contributor, will get right to the heart of the matter by means of his unapologetically skeptical (often contrarian) viewpoint. @RogueRad (Jha's Twitter handle) is sure to lead a lively, robust conversation.