“A comparison of TOMosynthesis with digital MammographY in the UK NHS Breast Screening Programme”

The aim of this study is to assess whether DBT could improve upon digital mammography (FFDM) as a screening tool, particularly in certain groups of women e.g. those with a family history of breast cancer, or women with dense breasts. Six UK National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) centres will participate in the study and recruit a total of 7000 women over a 15-18 month period. Women (aged 47-73) who have been recalled to an assessment clinic following abnormal screening mammography and women (aged 40-49) with a family history of breast cancer attending annual mammography will undergo both a standard digital mammogram and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) imaging. The diagnostic accuracy of the two sets of images will be compared in an independent retrospective reading study.

Example of a commercial digital mammography system capable of 2D and 3D digital mammography

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