Please send a letter to your federal representative and senators and ask them to cosponsor and promote HR 5238 and S 2944, the Better and Robust Screen Today (BRST) Act.
House Resolution 5238 and Senate Bill 2944, the BRST Act, is receiving active support from the ASRT. Sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (PA) and Sen. Martha McSally (AZ), these bills will ensure that active duty military servicewomen and military family members covered by the TRICARE program are able to access digital breast tomosynthesis screening examinations. Digital breast tomosynthesis screenings have been shown to enhance the ability to detect precancerous and cancerous lesions in women with dense breast tissue. ASRT represents more than 156,000 medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals, including more than 21,000 mammographers who perform screening and diagnostic mammography examinations on millions of Americans each year.
The bill states:
ASRT is pleased to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 that requires TRICARE to extend permanent screening coverage for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). TRICARE is the health care plan that provides care to millions of military service members, their families, and veterans; and is currently the only national payer without permanent coverage of screening digital breast tomosynthesis.