n South African Medical Journal - Mammography reporting at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa : correspondence

Volume 104, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In their recent article, Apffelstaedt analysed 16 105 mammograms performed at Tygerberg Hospital (TBH), Cape Town, South Africa (SA), between 2003 and 2012. The summary reported that 'mammograms were read by experienced breast surgeons', while the discussion stated: 'A further noteworthy fact is that this TBH series was based exclusively on mammography interpretation by surgeons with a special interest in breast health.' The suggestion that mammograms were exclusively interpreted by breast surgeons does not reflect the mammography workflow at our institution.

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