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Radiology Life • February 2017

/ FEBRUARY 2017 T E C H N O L O G Y THINKSTOCK 14 | ADVANCE FOR RADIOLOGY LiFE | TECHNOLOGY Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Advanced digital mammography technique enables increased cancer detection, decreased recalls  By Kirsten Malenke Although full-field digital mammography has proven to significantly reduce breast cancer deaths, this imaging technique is not without its limitations. A conventional mammogram produces one 2D image of the breast, but overlapping breast tissue can make it difficult to detect cancers, particularly in dense breasts. A newer digital mammography technique called digital breast tomosynthesis addresses these limitations by producing a three-dimensional view of the breast. “Breast imagers think of it as an advance in digital,” said Debra Monticciolo, MD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Breast Imaging. “It’s similar to digital in that we use the same type of digital acquisition, but it differs in that


Radiology Life • February 2017
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