Digital breast tomosynthesis screening 'ups invasive investigations'

The 3D modality finds both more malignant and more benign lesions than digital mammography, study shows

Digital breast tomosynthesis leads to more women with suspect lesions being investigated with core needle biopsy and clinical breast examination than conventional screening, an Australian trial shows.

The three-dimensional mammography also detects more benign and malignant lesions, which would likely increase the assessment workload if adopted as the primary screening tool, researchers say.

Increased cancer detection with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) needed to be