Adding Digital Breast Tomosynthesis To Mammography May Almost Double Image Interpretation Time

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital compared interpretation times for conventional screening mammography and combined tomosynthesis and mammography; they found that adding tomosynthesis increased the amount of time required to interpret a case by 47% (Radiology, January 2014, Vol. 270:1, pp. 49-56).

Screening Mammography Overdiagnosis Controversy May Be Contrived

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dec. 12 - Aunt Minnie: The controversy over the effect of mammographic screening on breast cancer mortality is largely contrived, according to study results presented on December 11 at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

Robert A. Smith, PhD, of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Dr. Stephen Duffy of Queen Mary University of London, Dr. László Tabár of Falun Central Hospital in Sweden, and colleagues examined data from four large studies on the benefits and harms of mammography screening. Smith presented their work at the symposium, which is sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Tomosynthesis-Mammography Combo May Reduce Screening Recall Rates

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nov. 24, 2013: Patients undergoing conventional mammography paired with tomosynthesis had significantly lower screening recall rates than those receiving mammography alone, according to a study published in the December issue of 


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