TOMMY


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

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


Objectives:

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.

Start Date: 1st December 2010
Duration: 3 years
Status: Completed
Funding:

An NHS Health Technology Assessment Grant of £1.6m has been awarded to Professor Fiona Gilbert at Aberdeen University to conduct a clinical evaluation of digital breast tomosynthesis.

NCCPM Role:

Professor Young is a joint applicant and has a particular role in organising the quality control of the six clinical systems at sites across the UK – one of which is the Jarvis Breast Screening Centre in Guildford under the leadership of Dr Julie Cooke.