Update on new technologies in digital mammography
Stephanie K Patterson, Marilyn A Roubidoux
Division of Breast Imaging, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Abstract: Despite controversy regarding mammography's efficacy, it continues to be the most commonly used breast cancer-screening modality. With the development of digital mammography, some improved benefit has been shown in women with dense breast tissue. However, the density of breast tissue continues to limit the sensitivity of conventional mammography. We discuss the development of some derivative digital technologies, primarily digital breast tomosynthesis, and their strengths, weaknesses, and potential patient impact.
Keywords: screening mammography, breast cancer, contrast media, digital breast tomosynthesis
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