Clinical performance of digital breast tomosynthesis versus full-field digital mammography: Preliminary results

Gisella Gennaro, Enrica Baldan, Elisabetta Bezzon, Manuela La Grassa, Luigi Pescarini, Cosimo Di Maggio

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Abstract

Preliminary results of a clinical study designed to compare clinical performance of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) versus standard full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in a diagnostic population are presented and discussed. Paired tomosynthesis and mammography examinations were analyzed by three experienced radiologists. One hundred single-breast cases were analyzed. Findings were rated in terms of lesion conspicuity, classified using the ACR BIRADS scale and compared with the truth. Statistically significant differences were found in lesion conspicuity for all radiologists, showing tomosynthesis superior to mammography. Finding classifications (BIRADS) were evaluated by ROC analysis. The results obtained from tomosynthesis images were consistently superior to FFDM for all readers. The difference was statistically significant for one radiologist. The results demonstrated DBT superiority for conspicuity of findings and showed potential for superior clinical performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages477-482
Number of pages6
Volume5116 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event9th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2008 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2008Jul 23 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5116 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other9th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period7/20/087/23/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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