Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is a diagnosis modality improving breast cancer detection mainly in the case of tumor masses developed in dense breasts (1,
Synthesized C-View 2D images are generated from the 3D DBT data acquired during the mammography exam.
In May 2013,
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved C-View 2D images to be used in place of the conventional 2D exposure (2D-FFDM) eliminating the need for a separate 2D exposure in a breast tomosynthesis exam....
Description of activity and work performed
Materials and methods The DBT system and images acquisition: Hologic Selenia Dimensions ® . FFDM and DBT acquisitions: COMBO-HD mode. The COMBO-HD mode acquires in the same compression both DBT and FFDM images and generates the synthesized C-View 2D image. Cranio-Caudal incidence. Clinically used AEC mode. Breast phantom: Tomomam ® 3D (ORION,
serial number 1257-00-00A E2591A) (7). Image parameters : Four parameters were tracked from February until June 2016 at the European Georges...
Conclusion and Recommendations
Results from our phantom study confirmed a difference in term of image quality between DBT and synthesized images versus 2D FFDM: Better image scoring when using DBT associated to C-View 2D imagecompared to 2D FFDM alone due to the contribution of DBT images. Large differences are noted between glandular and adipose tissues on DBT and C-View 2D images compared to 2D FFDM images. SDNR values for adipose tissue are about the same for the three types of images and even slightly better on DBT...
Dr Isabelle FITTON,
PhD in Radiation and Imaging in Medicine European Georges Pompidou Hospital Department of Radiology 20-40 rue Leblanc 75015 PARIS France email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The TOMMY trial: a comparison of TOMosynthesis with digital MammographY in the UK NHS Breast Screening Programme-a multicentre retrospective reading study comparing the diagnostic performance of digital breast...