The added benefit of digital breast tomosynthesis in second breast cancer detection among treated breast cancer patients

ConclusionCombined FFDM + DBT in the post breast cancer surveillance regimen has shown to reduce the patients' RR and to increase the CDR. FFDM + DBT had higher diagnostic accuracy than FFDM alone. FFDM + DBT ought to be a standard combination in the breast cancer surveillance in treated patients.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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