Study Says 2D Synthesized DBT Screening Is Ready For Clinical Use.

Aunt Minnie (8/17, Yee) reports a recent study in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment suggests that breast cancer screening with synthesized 2D digital breath tomosynthesis (DBT) is “ready routine clinical use.” Study lead Dr. Phoebe Freer from the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute said an added benefit is that “women are exposed to less radiation when synthesized 2D images are used withDBT.” Freer told Aunt Minnie, “Our study shows that synthesized mammography images are a fully feasible and adequate option for DBT.” She added that it was fine for practices that have not implemented tomosynthesis to “go straight to synthesized 2D images, rather than having an interim phase of using digital mammography with DBT.”
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Author: Alan Boyce
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