Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) value in breast mass detection

Original Article, Pol J Public Health 2020;130: 1-4

Angelika Kuczyska, Łukasz Kwietniewski, Wiktor Kupisz,
Joanna Kruk-Bachonko, Witold Krupski

II Department of Medical Radiology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

DOI_disc_logo 10.2478/pjph-2020-0001

© 2020 Medical University of Lublin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonComercial-No Derivs licence (


Epidemiologically, breast cancer is the most common cancer in middle-aged women and it is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. Middle-aged patients are covered by screening tests – digital mammography, often supplemented with ultrasound (US) breast examination. Other radiological tests in the diagnosis of breast cancer include such techniques as tomosynthesis, spectral mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Many research groups around the world have demonstrated superiority of tomosynthesis in detecting focal lesions in breasts when compared to conventional mammography. Tomosynthesis usage was proposed for screening studies as a test of choice and for radiologically-guided tissue biopsies of suspicious tissue lesions.

Keywords: digital breast tomosynthesis, breast cancer, mammography.


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