Creating a free account will enable you to subscribe to our daily and weekly email newsletters, as well as customize your reading experience to show only the categories most relevant to you.
Signing up only take a few minutes, so why not give it a try and see what you've been missing out on.
"The overall actual number of women recalled as a result of arbitration was larger for those initially assigned a positive score at mammography plus tomosynthesis. However, the concordant increase in the detection of 24 additional cancers resulted in a similar positive predictive value for the cases ultimately recalled for arbitration.
Because of the paired nature of the current study, these results could be biased against mammography plus tomosynthesis in that some of the dismissed cases initially referred on the basis of mammography alone might not have been dismissed if tomosynthesis had not been available at arbitration."
"These results suggest that, despite the fact that the number of cases assigned a positive score before arbitration and recalled after arbitration was greater with mammography plus tomosynthesis, there was no substantial decrease in the positive predictive value in these patients."
Copyright: Medical News Today
Not to be reproduced without the permission of Medical News Today.
Comparison of Digital Mammography Alone and Digital Mammography Plus Tomosynthesis in a Population-based Screening Program
Per Skaane, Andriy I. Bandos, Randi Gullien, Ellen B. Eben, Ulrika Ekseth, Unni Haakenaasen, Mina Izadi, Ingvild N. Jebsen, Gunnar Jahr, Mona Krager, Loren T. Niklason, Solveig Hofvind, and David Gur
Radiology Jan 2013; doi: 10.1148/radiol.12121373
Visit our Breast Cancer category page for the latest news on this subject.
Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:
Glynn, Sarah. "3D Imaging Increases Breast Cancer Detection." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 12 Jan. 2013. Web.
23 Apr. 2014. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/254872>
Glynn, S. (2013, January 12). "3D Imaging Increases Breast Cancer Detection." Medical News Today. Retrieved from
Please note: If no author information is provided, the source is cited instead.
For any corrections of factual information, or to contact our editorial team, please use our feedback form. Please send any medical news or health news press releases to:
Note: Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a health care professional. For more information, please read our terms and conditions.
This page was printed from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/254872.php
Visit www.medicalnewstoday.com for medical news and health news headlines posted throughout the day, every day.
© 2004-2014 All rights reserved. MNT is the registered trade mark of MediLexicon International Limited.