Digital Breast Tomosynthesis May Reduce False Positives

October 26, 2011

Wall Street Journal Radio

Emily Conant, MD, chief of the of Breast Imaging in the department of Radiology, is quoted on Wall Street Journal Radio about the growing use of digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography. Digital tomosynthesis allows radiologists to look at a patient's images by layer to better determine if areas that may look worrisome on conventional mammograms truly require additional testing. Early data shows the tests can reduce false positives seen on mammograms, which may ultimately lead to cost savings. "Any woman who has been called back for something that winds up not being of clinical significance, it's very anxiety-producing and stressful," she said. Listen to the segment *Dr. Conant's comments begin at 21:30

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