Breast Tomosynthesis

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), also known as 3D mammography, is a specialized form of breast imaging that uses low-dose X-rays to produce multiple images of the breast from different angles. These images are then reconstructed into a 3D image of the breast tissue, allowing doctors to view the breast in much greater detail than with traditional 2D mammography.

DBT has several advantages over traditional mammography, including increased accuracy in detecting small breast cancers, reduced false positive rates, and improved visualization of breast tissue in women with dense breast tissue. The procedure is performed in a similar way to traditional mammography, with the breast compressed between two plates while images are taken. However, with DBT, the X-ray tube moves in an arc over the breast, taking multiple images in just a few seconds.

DBT is typically used as a screening tool for women with an average risk of breast cancer, as well as for diagnostic purposes in women with suspected breast cancer or abnormal mammogram results. It is widely available in many hospitals and imaging centers around the world and is considered a valuable tool in the early detection of breast cancer.

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