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Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in Screening – Approaches to Reduce Reading Time

2022 02 Jun

Ioannis Sechopoulos, PhD Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Dutch Expert Center for Screening (LRCB), Nijmegen, The Netherlands Abstract The development of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for the detection of breast cancer has resulted in many trials showing that... Read more

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Titanium Contrast-Enhanced Mammography (TiCEM): Mammography Becomes a Functional Technique

2022 02 Jun

Arlette Elizalde, MD and Luis J. Pina Insausti, MD, PhD Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain Abstract Digital Mammography has evolved into more accurate techniques, such as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Contrast Enhanced Dual Energy Mammography (CEDEM). CEDEM combines the high spatial resolution of Digital Mammography and the... Read more

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AI to support Breast Tomosynthesis Image Interpretation

2021 09 May

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is increasingly used in breast cancer screening, as it increases sensitivity of mammography. Due to the large number of images, reading errors occur as well as an increase in reading time.   This is based on findings from a study on the “Impact of artificial intelligence support on accuracy and reading time in breast... Read more

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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

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Artificial Intelligence for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis - Reader Study Results

2020 19 May

Abstract ProFound AI™ is the latest artificial intelligence algorithm developed by iCAD , Inc., Nashua, NH using deep learning technology that is intended to be used concurrently by radiologists while reading digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams. The algorithm detects soft tissue densities (masses, architectural distortions and asymmetries)... Read more

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Affidea partners with ScreenPoint Medical to increase diagnostic accuracy of screening mammography

2019 11 Jul

Affidea and ScreenPoint Medical announced a strategic partnership to streamline and improve the clinical performance of screening mammography and drive the earlier detection of breast cancer. The partnership will leverage Affidea’s growing footprint in the European breast imaging marketplace and will provide a unique opportunity for ScreenPoint... Read more

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ECR 2018: Digital breast tomosynthesis: ready for prime time in Europe?

2018 07 Mar

Results from clinical trials of digital breast tomosynthesis in Sweden and Norway were reported at the recent European Congress of Radiology in Vienna. Screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has achieved impressive results in the United States, but adoption in European public screening programmes is awaiting clinical and economic data... Read more

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DBT improves breast cancer detection at screening mammography

2017 10 Oct

A Harvard-led study indicates that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) improves breast cancer detection at screening mammography. The study compared the diagnostic performance of DBT to that of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in a mixed DBT and FFDM imaging environment. Based on the results, FFDM and DBT recall rates were not significantly different... Read more

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Reducing breast compression in mammography and DBT: good or bad?

2017 26 Sep

Mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) acquisitions may be possible using half of the compression force used currently, with a significant reduction in perceived pain with no clinically significant change in breast thickness and tissue coverage, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Previous studies... Read more