Digital Mammography Cancer Detection Rates May Vary Significantly, Cancer Care Ontario Study

Published: May 14, 2013

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Digital direct radiography (DR) is significantly more effective than computed radiography (CR) at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The findings are the first to show a difference between the two types of digital imaging when compared with screen film mammography and suggest that women should be informed of the potential for lower cancer detection with CR, the researchers said.

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