Breast, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, Mammography, Digital radiography, Conventional radiography, Computer Applications-3D, CAD, Cancer, Dosimetric comparison
S. Sethi1, E. Dhamija2, M. yadav2, S. Thulkar3, A. Gupta2; 1delhi, delhi/IN, 2New Delhi/IN, 3NEW DELHI, DELHI/IN
The diagnostic performance of the SM vs.
SFFDM is comparable in detection characterisation of lesion,
microcalcification and architectural distortion.
Though there was a significant difference in breast density and lesion density where in synthesized views it was lower as compared to SFFDM,
there was no significant difference in the BIRADS classification and ultimately the management.
Synthesized view not only offers decreased radiation exposure but also the benefit of improved patient comfort,
by reducing breast compression time.
Considering the results,
synthesized views may eliminate the need of SFFDM in routine practice when used in conjunction with tomosynthesis.
Further larger prospective studies should be carried out to prove the benefits of synthesized view with tomosynthesis over SFFDM so it can be adopted as the primary protocol for screening and diagnostic mammography.