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As Destounis notes, one reality of DBT is the current lack of reimbursement for this modality, and purchasing systems can be costly. If a facility is just planning a conversion to digital mammography, this could be a viable option because the Hologic system does both, she says. However, for hospitals and imaging centers that have already made the switch, it could be cost-prohibitive to replace relatively new digital mammography equipment right away.
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Conant has received grants from the National Institutes of Health to compare standard surgical biopsy with digital mammography and stereotactic core breast biopsy.
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Radiologists at the Rochester facility are also looking at ways to utilize tomosynthesis in cases where patients’ mammograms showed overlap of tissue, recalling women to obtain an “extra view” of questionable breast tissue. Destounis says in some instances, this second scan, using DBT, enabled clinicians to rule out a patient’s need for biopsy.
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Traditional two-dimensional (2D) mammography captures two static images of the breast. One particular shortcoming of 2D technology is the overlapping of breast images that can decrease accuracy of interpretation. With digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), an X-ray beam sweeps in an arc of 15 to 50 degrees (depending on the manufacturer) across the breast, and an electronic detector digitally captures between nine and 25 X-ray projection images.1-6 These images are generally captured in two views: craniocaudal (head-to-toe direction) and mediolateral oblique (angled side-view).2,3,5 The data from these projections are used in computer algorithms to reconstruct a series of parallel thin "slices" (tomographic images) corresponding to 0.5 mm to 1 mm intervals through the breast. The slices create a three-dimensional (3D) volume of data that represents the breast's tissue structures.
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Comparision between two-dimensional synthetic mammography reconstructed from digital breast tomosynthesis and full-field digital mammography for the detection of T1 breast cancer.