Review of mammograms will check for
MONTREAL – Approximately 15,000
mammograms done by a radiologist in Quebec are being rechecked for
possible errors. Quebec’s College of Physicians says it ordered the
review after irregularities were found in some tests the radiologist did
at clinics in Montreal and Laval over the past two years.
It means that thousands of Quebec women could have been given inaccurate
results after being screened for breast cancer. The College, however,
stresses that the review is a precautionary step, and doesn’t
necessarily mean errors were made.
The radiologist, whose name is not being released, worked at the
Radiologie Jean-Talon Bélanger and Radiologie Domus Médica clinics in
Montreal and the Radiologie Fabreville clinic in Laval.
The College says patients will be informed by letter in the coming
months as to when their results will be re-examined. The review will
take at least six months.
Posted November 18, 2010