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Breast Tomography – Better than FFDM?

  Apr 9th, 2014   -     Mammography   -  

This is an excerpt from the article that appeared in Applied Radiology authored by Nadia Shah, MD, Tsz W. Ng, MD, and Ellen Shaw de Paredes, MD, FACR.

“Mammography has proven to be an effective, cost-effective screening exam, which has reduced breast cancer mortality. Several technical modifications have been made to mammography since evolving from xeromammography to the development of screen-film mammography and full-field digital mammography (FFDM), and now digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). Digital breast tomosynthesis continues to expand in clinical practice. The established sensitivity and specificity of screening mammography are 83.5% and 90.9%, respectively. Tomosynthesis is the newest development in hopes of improving these numbers.”

Read the full article here.

AltusMedical, in partnership with Applied Radiology is pleased to offer two FREE courses on the subject. Each course has been approved for 1 ARRT CE credit and 1 AMA PRA Category 1™ CME credit. These programs were created with an educational grant from Hologic.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Where We Are and Where We’re Heading

Breast Tomosynthesis Part II: Incorporating Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Into Your Practice

CE Version | CME Version