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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Review Of Studies Shows DBT-FFDM Increases Cancer Detection Rate

Aunt Minnie (4/6) reports an analysis of studies showed that adding digital breast tomosynthesis to full-field digital mammography yields a “higher overall cancer detection rate that was statistically significant.” One author of the analysis, Julie Glanville from the University of York in the UK, said the review was novel in examining DBT versus FFDM for screening, rather than diagnosis. Glanville also said the amount of data was significant, adding, “Very often we are analyzing one or two small studies and it is difficult to draw conclusions, but that was not the case with this review. As far as we are aware, this is the first systematic review of tomosynthesis to be published.” 

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