MITA cheers federal breast density reporting requirement

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has issued a statement in support of the recently passed federal requirement that all mammography providers must include information about breast density in reports sent to patients and their physicians.

The requirement, included in the federal funding bill signed into law on Feb. 15, came after advocates throughout the country pushed for such legislation for many years.

“This legislation is an important step in ensuring patients are appropriately notified about their risk of breast cancer so they can make informed decisions about their care,” Dennis Durmis, chair of MITA’s Board of Directors, said in a prepared statement. “MITA has long supported this initiative at the state and federal level and is proud to support the patient advocates who have been fighting to ensure women are properly screened for breast cancer.”