High-profile, $100M mammography trial touts new enrolment milestone

Source: The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) has recently reached 65,000 participants. Which surpasses the halfway mark toward its current goal of 128,905. Organisers said on Friday that enrolment had doubled over the last year and a half, with Black women accounting for more than 20% of enrolment.

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Study validates digital measurements of breast density

Research using analog mammography has shown that a woman's breast tissue density can be affected by reproductive factors such as when she first had children or when she began menstruation. By Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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ABUS better than DBT for diagnostic workup

Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) is more accurate than digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) as a diagnostic tool for working up positive findings on mammography screening in dense breast tissue. By Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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DBT detects smaller cancers with better long-term prognoses

DBT also identified more cancers and lowered recall rates in patients of all ages and breast density types. Matt O'Connor | Oncology Imaging | Health Imaging

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DBT is comparable to FFDM for detecting benign lesions

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is comparable to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) for identifying benign breast lesions. | AuntMinnie.com | By Kate Madden Yee, staff writer

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MRI finds breast cancer early in women with family history

MRI finds breast cancer earlier than digital mammography in women with a family history of the disease but without known genetic mutations, according to research published online June 17 in Lancet Oncology. But the improved detection comes at a risk of more false positives. By Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com

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