DBT May Be Comparable To FFDM, Study Suggests

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Aunt Minnie (6/30, Yee) reports “digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performs as well as or better than full-field digital mammography (FFDM), even when patient characteristics that might skew toward DBT exams are accounted for, according to a study published... in the American Journal of Roentgenology.” The researchers concluded that “DBT and FFDM are comparable, even among women of average risk.” 

Synthesized 2D Images From DBT Scans May Be Comparable To Digital 2D Images From Mammography, Study Suggests.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Aunt Minnie (7/3, Yee) reports 2D images “synthesized from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) scans are comparable to digital 2D images acquired with mammography for evaluating breast density, according to a study” published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The article suggests that “the finding is good news for women with dense tissue because a DBT exam with synthesized 2D images exposes them to less radiation.”