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.