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Adding DBT to Mammography May Increase Cancer Detection While Decreasing Recalls, Study Suggests

Monday, June 5, 2017
Aunt Minnie (6/5, Yee) reports “adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to mammography when screening women in their 40s increases cancer detection rates and also decreases recall rates,” according to a study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. The article points out that the American College of Radiology and other groups offer different breast cancer screening guidelines, because experts disagree about the commencement and frequency of mammography as a breast cancer screening tool.
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