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Can Radiologists Detect Breast Cancer In The Blink Of An Eye?08:01
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A radiologist checks mammograms, an advanced imaging screening that promotes early detection of breast cancer, at The Elizabeth Center for Cancer Detection in Los Angeles, May. 6, 2010. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
A radiologist checks mammograms, an advanced imaging screening that promotes early detection of breast cancer, at The Elizabeth Center for Cancer Detection in Los Angeles, May. 6, 2010. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
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Years ago, Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called "Blink," where he assembles evidence in support of the idea that sometimes we make better choices unconsciously, in the blink of an eye, than we do after careful consideration. "Great decision makers aren't those who process the most," he argued.

So, could that "blink" ethos be brought to radiology and reading mammograms?

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Carey Goldberg, editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, which tweets@commonhealth.

This segment aired on August 29, 2016.

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