Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Improves Breast Cancer Screening in Young WomenApril 13, 2018

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Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography improves breast cancer screening in women younger than 50, decreasing recalls and finding more cancers in those who have dense tissue, according to a study published online April 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

The study findings address the ongoing debate about whether screening mammography's benefits outweigh its potential harms in younger women -- and offer support for its use in this population, especially because breast cancer among younger women is often invasive, according to co-authors Dr. Stephen Rose and Dr. Julie Shisler, both of Solis Mammography in Addison, TX. Read full article here.