News | October 10, 2014

3-D Breast Imaging Could Revolutionize Cancer Screening

cancer screening Detection rate for invasive cancers significantly higher than 2-D digital mammography

October 30, 2014— In community-based radiology practice, mammography screening with 3-D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded lower recall rates, an increased overall cancer detection rate and an increased detection rate for invasive cancer compared with 2-D digital mammography (DM).

Researchers at Washington Radiology Associates conducted a study of more than 59,000 patients. The results included: an increase in the detection rate for cancer overall of 28.6 percent and a 43.8 percent increase in detecting invasive cancers in patients screened with 3-D DBT versus 2-D DM.

"We observed a significant increase in the detection rate for cancer overall and an even greater increase in the detection rate for invasive cancer," said Julianne Greenberg, corresponding author of the study.  

For more information about the study visit: www.aars.org.

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