DBI Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Emily Conant is lead author on Mammographic Screening in Routine Practice: Multisite Study of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography Screenings. The findings indicate that women undergoing digital breast tomosynthesis had higher cancer detection rates, higher positive predictive value, and lower recall rates compared with women who underwent digital mammography. Consistent with other studies, the study found improved cancer detection rates for women with heterogeneously or extremely dense breasts using 3D. Recall rates were reduced in heterogeneously dense breasts but not in extremely dense.
DBI’s European Education Coordinator Cheryl Cruwys has been active educating on the implications of dense tissue and sharing DenseBreast-info.org/Europe resources:
- Podcast: “Why Breast Density Matters” on RadChat, the award winning first therapeutic radiographer led oncology podcast.
- Article: “Breast Density and Cancer Screening” in the Society and College of Radiographers’ Synergy Journal (begins page 14).