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Patient Recall Rates May Be Decreased By Digital Mammography Plus Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Study



8/6/2009 7:36:01 AM

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Medical News Today -- 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 full-field digital mammography combined may be associated with a substantial decrease in recall rate, according to a study performed at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. Some researchers believe that digital breast tomosynthesis depicts the breast tissue in a way which may allow radiologists to identify some tumors which could be missed with standard two-dimensional mammography.



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