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Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Plus Mammography Improves Early Diagnosis

2022 08 Feb

Over time, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has shown superior sensitivity to conventional 2D digital mammography (DM) in breast cancer detection. Despite widespread clinical adoption, there is little evidence that this translates to improved clinical outcomes. Determining its effect on breast cancer mortality would require data spanning at least... Read more

Improving Breast Cancer Detection with ProFound AI for 2D Mammography

2020 15 Jul

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in 2018 breast cancer accounted for 26.4 percent of all new cancer cases in European women. [i]  Europe’s radiologist shortage, particularly in Scotland and the United Kingdom, where the shortage is dire, makes it hard to maintain medical standards. [ii]  Without a sufficient number... Read more

Tomosynthesis Consistently Outperforms Digital Mammography

2020 12 Mar

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has outperformed digital mammography (DM) over a five-year period, according to a new study published in Radiology .   The review, which was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia , identified that DBT screening was responsible for detecting a higher proportion of poor prognosis cancers... Read more

Study compares DBT with DM for breast cancer screening

2019 13 Mar

Breast cancer screening remains controversial, despite strong evidence of its benefits, including a recent study showing a 47% reduction in risk of death among Swedish women who participated in screening compared with those who did not. In addition, U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) data demonstrate that breast cancer mortality has fallen 43% since... Read more

Architectural distortion on DBT less likely to represent malignancy

2017 01 Nov

Architectural distortion, which refers to distortion of the breast parenchyma with no definite mass visible, can have a malignant or benign cause. A new study compares the risk of malignancy associated with architectural distortion detected on 2D digital mammography (DM) versus digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). The findings show that architectural... Read more

Fewer ‘Call Backs’, Improved Breast Cancer Detection With DBT

2016 25 Feb

Penn Medicine study offers insight into long-term performance of 3-D mammography screening   Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that the benefits of initial Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) screening, also known as 3D mammography, can be sustained and even improved over years with consecutive DBT screening. The... Read more