Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Dramatically Improves Cancer Detection Rate in Dense Breast Tissue


“There are a lot of data showing that screening with DBT increases cancer detection, but much less is known about the effect of density and lesion type on detection rates,” said coauthor Caroline Ling. “We found a striking increase in detection among women with dense breasts called back for mass and asymmetry relative to nondense breasts.”

The study was presented at the ARRS 2015 Annual Meeting in Toronto.

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