What is the role of computer-aided digital breast tomosynthesis in the diagnosis of breast abscesses and masses?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Andrew C Miller, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Computer-aided digital breast tomosynthesis is a new imaging modality that has shown some promise as an additional (or even sole) screening tool for breast cancer. Current studies of computer-aided digital breast tomosynthesis show sensitivity of detecting masses and microcalcifications ranging between 85% and 89%. Its utility in detecting masses in dense breast tissue is still a debated topic. Current US guidelines have recommended against its routine use. [60]


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