Breast, Oncology, Mammography, Experimental, Comparative studies, Neoplasia
P. Clauser1, A. De Nicolò1, V. Londero2, C. Zuiani2, M. Bazzocchi2; 1Udine, Italy/IT, 2Udine/IT
Many studies published in the last years has started to show that Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) could be able to overcome some limitations of Digital Mammography (DM), such as the relatively low sensitivity due to obscuring of breast lesions and the suboptimal specificity due to false positive findings.
Both are often related to tissue overlapping .
Even if it is possible to use classical semeiology also for Tomosynthesis studies,
some authors already noticed that even experienced radiologists may have difficulties in interpreting images not only in presence of abnormalities but also when evaluating the appearance of the widely varying normal tissue .
We focused on histologically-proven malignant breast lesions and compared the appearance of malignant lesions identified both by Digital Mammography and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis .