Radiology Professor Discusses Effects of Delayed Breast Screenings Due to Pandemic

Dr. Amy Patel talks with medicine website about outreach and more

Amy Patel, medical director of the Breast Care Center at Liberty Hospital and professor of radiology at the UMKC School of Medicine, sat down for an interview with Diagnostic Imagine about the aftereffects of delayed breast cancer screenings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among topics discussed were keys for improving outreach to underserved communities, legislative wins and challenges and coalition building to educate and encourage women to resume regular breast cancer screening exams.

As we being to emerge from the shadows of the pandemic, significant challenges for radiologists are coming to light, Patel said. But there are also new opportunities to save lives.

The entire interview can be found here.

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Published: Mar 9, 2022

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