Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Digital Tomosynthesis May Provide Better Detection of Breast Cancer and Fewer False Positives than Conventional Mammography

Paula Moyer, DGDispatch, November 29, 2005
"Tomosynthesis was superior to mammography 35% of the time, equivalent 54% of the time, inferior 12% of the time," Dr. Poplack said. "When inferior, it wasn't that tomosynthesis didn't see the abnormality; it just didn't characterize it as well."If tomosynthesis is used as a screening tool, Dr. Poplack estimates that 40% fewer women will require diagnostic mammography due to false positives at the initial screen.

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