In a recent national conference held in Chicago, IL for radiology and medical professionals, research presented concluded that adding digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, to digital mammography for screening appears to have many benefits, including greater sensitivity in dense breast tissue and fewer recalls. But the technology also classifies non-calcified breast lesions more accurately in the diagnostic setting.
The findings suggest that the use of tomosynthesis mitigates what some call the “harms” of breast cancer screening, such as repeated follow-up tests and ensuing patient anxiety and healthcare costs.
All of this means that evaluation that includes tomosynthesis “significantly improves diagnostic accuracy and confidence.”
Called the most progressive diagnostic breakthrough in mammography in 30 years, DIS performs 3D mammograms at our Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center in Metairie.
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