Adding DBT To Digital Screening Mammography May Help Classify Noncalcified Breast Lesions More Accurately

Monday, December 15, 2014
Aunt Minnie (12/15, Yee) reports that according to a study presented at the RSNA 2014 meeting, “adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography for screening” may help classify “noncalcified breast lesions more accurately in the diagnostic setting.” Researchers arrived at that conclusion after reviewing “all diagnostic mammograms performed with tomosynthesis over a 30-month period, with year 1 spanning January 2012 to January 2013, year 2 covering January 2013 to January 2014, and a six-month period covering January to July 2014.” 

Video from RSNA 2014: Dr. Daniel Kopans on breast screening controversy

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dr. Daniel Kopans, professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and director of breast imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses with AuntMinnie.com Editor-in-Chief Brian Casey at RSNA 2014 what he believes is the ongoing effort to deny women access to mammography screening based on scientifically flawed publications in medical journals.