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Malmö Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Trial

2014-08-27 03:15:04 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To compare digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with full field digital mammography (FFDM) regarding effectiveness as screening modalities.

Description

Mammography is the only approved method for breast cancer screening, but not all tumors can be detected with mammography. The main reason is overlapping structures that can either mimic or hide a tumor on a 2-dimensional image like mammography. Digital breast tomosynthesis, (DBT) is a 3-dimensional x-ray technique that has been developed during the last years. A tomographic technique like DBT, which reduces or eliminates the detrimental effect of over- and underlying tissue, can probably help to find more tumors. This study aims to investigate whether more breast cancers can be detected with DBT compared to full field digital mammography (FFDM) in population invited to screening.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Intervention

DBT and FFDM

Location

Malmö Breast Screening Unit, Skåne University Hospital
Malmö
Sweden
SE 20502

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

Region Skane

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:04-0400

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