News | Mammography | April 04, 2017

Study Finds Digital Tomosynthesis Can Reduce Re-Excision in Breast Surgeries 50 Percent

Five-year study employed Kubtec’s Mozart System with TomoSpec technology

digital breast tomosynthesis, DBT, 3-D mammography, breast imaging, re-excision rate, breast surgeries, ECR 2017, Kubtec Mozart System

April 4, 2017 — A study presented at the 2017 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) has concluded that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is emerging as promising technology for surgical planning, as it offers a better view of lesion margins than mammography alone. The study results were presented at ECR 2017, March 1-5 in Vienna, Austria, by Alessia Milan, Ph.D., from the University of Turin.

The five-year study of 925 breast cancer patients demonstrated that the use of DBT can reduce re-excision rates by up to 50 percent.

"Margin status is one of the most important predictors for local recurrence following breast cancer surgery, and accurate pre-operative staging helps to plan appropriate surgical treatment and reduce the consequences of re-excision," Milan told meeting attendees. "These consequences can include emotional burden for the patient, a worse cosmetic outcome and higher costs."

The latest tool to use digital tomosynthesis to drive a reduction in positive margins is the Mozart System with TomoSpec Technology from Kubtec. The company said it is the first and only 3-D specimen tomosynthesis system designed specifically for intraoperative use.

Rather than producing a single 2-D planar view of multiple tissue layers, the Mozart System uses 3-D tomosynthesis technology to eliminate tissue interference by digitally removing overlying or underlying tissue in 1mm slices. This means that potential extensions of the cancer, radiating laterally or deep to the lesion, can be seen with greater clarity, helping to decrease the risk of positive margins and optimizing the cosmetic outcome of the procedure.

The Mozart System uses digital tomosynthesis to provide a three-dimensional solution to a three-dimensional problem during the treatment stage of breast cancer.

For more information: www.kubtec.com

Related Content

Patients Lack Information About Imaging Exams
News | Patient Engagement | February 14, 2018
Patients and their caregivers desire information about upcoming imaging examinations, but many are not getting it,...
PSMA PET-CT Clearly Differentiates Prostate Cancer from Benign Tissue

68Ga-PSMA PET/CT images showing multifocal PCA in peripheral zone with GS of 5 1 5 5 10. (A and C) Axial PET images. (B and D) Fused PET/CT images. SUVmax of lesion in B was 84.3 and that of lesion in D was 5.7. IRS was 3, and 80% of cells were stained. Credit: Senior author V Prasad, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

News | PET-CT | February 05, 2018
February 5, 2018 — Using nuclear medicine...
Microbubbles Make Breast Cancer More Susceptible to Radiation Therapy
News | Women's Health | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 – Injecting breast cancer with oxygen-filled microbubbles makes tumors three-times more sensitive to
Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients Face Barriers to Standard-of-Care Treatment
News | Lung Cancer | January 29, 2018
Despite decades of clinical research establishing chemotherapy with thoracic radiation as the standard-of-care for the...
An example of opto-acoustic breast imaging using the Seno system.

An example of opto-acoustic breast imaging using the Seno system.  

Feature | RSNA 2017 | January 29, 2018
January 26, 2017 — There were three high-impact clinical trials presented at the 2017 Radiological Society of North A
What It Takes to Remain an MQSA-Qualified Inspector
Feature | Mammography | January 26, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a new Insight Article detailing the oversight process for the...
Advaxis Immunotherapy Offers Potential Combo Treatment for Anal Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | January 26, 2018
January 26, 2018 — Advaxis Inc.
Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives
News | Neuro Imaging | January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018 – Advances in brain imagin...
Overlay Init