A snapshot of the evidence Several retrospective studies investigating tomosynthesis as a breast cancer screening tool have been conducted in the U. and all have demonstrated that DBT in combination with DM diminishes recall rates versus DM alone.
Most of these studies also found an increase in breast cancer detection rates when DBT is employed in conjunction with DM.
Synthetic 2D mammography, when compared with DM-DBT and DM alone, “showed an additional improved clinical performance in regards to false positives and callbacks, while maintaining cancer detection rates,” comments Dr. “The synthetic 2D mammogram is suitable for interpretation, while forgoing the additional radiation exposure to obtain a readable 2D image.
It’s a potential game-changer.” What to watch out for in DBT As the use of DBT as a screening tool continues to grow, clinicians should be aware of the potential concerns and limitations surrounding this technology.
As a multitude of published studies suggest, the addition of tomosynthesis to DM significantly lowers recall rates and improves cancer detection, says Jacqueline Holt, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at the Helen F.