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Patient Recall Rates Reduced By 40 Percent With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Adding digital breast tomosynthesis to 2D mammography screening results in a 40% reduction in patient recall rates compared to routine screening mammography alone, a new study shows. The study, conducted at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, of 7,578 screening mammograms, found that the recall rate was 6.6% for digital breast tomosynthesis plus 2D screening mammography.
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Patient Recall Rates May Be Decreased By Digital Mammography Plus Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

Nationally, about ten percent of women in the US are recalled for a second mammogram after an abnormality is detected on the first one - for most women this can be very stressful. However the use of digital breast tomosynthesis and ... Read Post

3-D mammography increases cancer detection and reduces call-back rates, Penn study finds

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (4 months ago)

CHICAGO—Compared to traditional mammography, 3D mammography—known as digital breast tomosynthesis—found 22 percent more breast cancers and led to fewer call backs in a large screening study at the Hospital of the University of Penns... Read Post

Digital breast tomosynthesis cuts recall rates by 40 percent

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

Adding digital breast tomosynthesis to 2D mammography screening results in a 40% reduction in patient recall rates compared to routine screening mammography alone, a new study shows. The study, conducted at Yale University School of... Read Post


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