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Yale study finds digital breast tomosynthesis cuts recall rates by 40 percent

  • Posted: May 3, 2012

Adding digital breast tomosynthesis to 2D mammography screening results in a 40 percent reduction in patient recall rates compared to routine screening mammography alone, a new study shows. The study, conducted at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., of 7,578 screening mammograms, found that the recall rate was 6.6 percent for digital breast tomosynthesis plus 2D screening mammography. It was 11.1 percent for 2D screening mammography alone.

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