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Tomosynthesis as a screening tool for breast cancer: A systematic review

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posted on 12.07.2018, 00:00 by P Coop, Cynthia CowlingCynthia Cowling, Celeste LawsonCeleste Lawson
Background: Mammography is an important screening tool for reducing breast cancer mortality. Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) can potentially be integrated with mammography to aid in cancer detection. Method: Using the PRISMA guidelines, a systematic review of current literature was conducted to identify issues relating to the use of tomosynthesis as a screening tool together with mammography. Findings: Using tomosynthesis with digital mammography (DM) increases breast cancer detection, reduces recall rates and increases the positive predictive value of those cases recalled. Invasive cancer detection is significantly improved in tomosynthesis compared to mammography, and has improved success for women with heterogeneous or extremely dense breasts. Conclusion: Tomosynthesis reduces some limitations of mammography at the time of screening that until recently were most often addressed by ultrasound at later work-up. Tomosynthesis can potentially be adopted alongside mammography as a screening tool.

History

Volume

22

Issue

3

Start Page

190

End Page

195

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

1532-2831

ISSN

1078-8174

Publisher

W.B. Saunders Co. Ltd.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Monash University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Radiography