IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 35 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo25322014

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Open Access Original Research
Tomosynthesis improves breast cancer detection: our experience
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1 Breast Department, Rea and Leto Hospital, Athens
2 TEI Technical University of Athens, Athens
3 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina
4 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University Hospital Attikon, Athens (Greece)
These authors contributed equally.
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2014, 35(6), 666–669; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo25322014
Published: 10 December 2014
Abstract

Breast tomosynthesis (BT) is a novel imaging technology in which an x-ray fan beam sweeps in an arc across the breast, producing tomographic images and it can reduce tissue overlap encountered in conventional two-dimensional (2D) and thus has the potential to improve detection of breast cancer and facilitate accurate differentiation of lesion types. The purpose of this article was to assess the positive predictive value (PPV) of breast cancer with BT versus full-field digital mammography (FFDM) and the assessment of detection of both techniques in the present series.
Keywords
Breast tomosynthesis
Breast cancer
False negative mammography
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