Friday, May 18, 2018

DBT Improves Diagnostic Mammography, Study Finds.

Aunt Minnie (5/18, Yee) reports a new study “found that using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in the diagnostic setting reveals more cancers and produces fewer false positives than 2D digital mammography, suggesting that DBT’s proven advantage for breast screening also carries over into the diagnostic realm.” The article explains that the results “are good news because a lower false-positive rate in the diagnostic setting can lead to improved patient care,” according to presenter Dr. Charmi Vijapura from Massachusetts General Hospital in a talk at the recent American Roentgen Ray Society meeting.

Author: Nicole Hardy

Categories: 2018, May, News, Screening and MammographyNumber of views: 2309


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