3-D breast imaging set to revolutionize cancer screening.
In the largest report to date, researchers at Washington Radiology Associates, PC, with offices in Washington, DC; Virginia; and Maryland, conducted a study of more than 59,000 patients.
The results were striking: an increase in the detection rate for cancer overall of 28.6 per cent and a 43.8 per cent increase in detecting invasive cancers in patients screened with 3D DBT versus 2D DM.
Julianne Greenberg, corresponding author of the study, said they observed a significant increase in the detection rate for cancer overall and an even greater increase in the detection rate for invasive cancer.
Greenberg said that their results may be a bellwether for the impact of tomosynthesis on population-based breast cancer screening.
The study has been published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology. (ANI)
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|Date:||Jun 18, 2014|
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