Fall, 2013
With breast awareness month just finishing up and fresh on our minds, I would like to remind everyone of the new breast density law recently passed in North Carolina, specifically General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2013 Session Law 2013-321 House Bill 467. If a patient is diagnosed with dense breast tissue by mammography, by law, they must be notified they may need another means of breast imaging such as breast MRI or breast ultrasound . The difference in the cost of these two modalities will play heavy on the minds of insurance companies, which leads sonographers to be concerned with all the new health care changes and how this will affect us as demands increase.