Breast Tomosynthesis: Practical Considerations

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Abstract

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is rapidly becoming the new standard of care for breast cancer screening. DBT has improved on the limitations of traditional digital mammography by increasing cancer detection and decreasing false-positive examinations. Interpretation of DBT is slightly different than digital mammography and therefore experience with the technology is paramount to achieve best performance. Examples of malignancies that should be recalled and benign findings that are safely called as benign are provided in this article. Additionally, practical interpretation methods and implementation protocols are explained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-502
Number of pages10
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • Diagnostic mammography
  • Digital breast tomosynthesis
  • Hanging protocols
  • Magnification views
  • Screening mammography
  • Skin calcifications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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