Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Added Radiation Exposure From DBT Is Within Limits, Study Indicates.

Aunt Minnie (4/24, Forrest) reports that while “digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) increases radiation exposure for women when used with digital mammography for screening, the combined dose remains well within safety standards, according to a study presented on Monday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.” The article says the radiation dose delivered to women undergoing DBT in combination with 2D digital mammography “varies based on breast density as well as compressed breast thickness,” but in either case “the dose is well within established guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

Categories: 2018, April, News, Screening and MammographyNumber of views: 2578


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