Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) vs. Mammography

Sophia Zackrisson, Radiologist, Lund Univeristy

Sophia Zackrisson, Radiologist, Lund Univeristy

A study conducted at Lund University, Sweden, shows that a 3-D screening method called digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is significantly better than mammography at detecting the potentially fatal disease.
Flat versus 3D. For the study, the researchers recruited 7,500 women between the ages of 40 and 74 and screened them for breast cancer using both traditional two-view mammography and one-view DBT.

“Our study is unique since it is the only population-based trial that investigates breast tomosynthesis alone compared to mammography, and our first results are really striking,” Dr. Sophia Zackrisson

Whereas traditional mammography produces one flat image of the breast — which can obscure tumors — DBT produces X-ray images from multiple angles, which allows doctors to see a layered image of the breast. In addition, one-view DBT uses a lower radiation dose compared to two-view mammography.

Read the full article on the Huffington Post website This Breast Cancer Screening Method Catches Way More Tumors Than Mammography, Huffington Post

More on the subject of the toxic effects of mammogram radiation is a very interesting article by Dr. Mercola.

A new study published in the British Medical Journal (December 2011) confirmed that breast cancer screening may cause women harm, especially during the early years after they start screening.2 This harm is largely due to surgeries, such as lumpectomies and mastectomies, and other (often unnecessary) interventions. The study highlights losses in quality of life from false positive results and unnecessary treatment.

The toxic effects of mammogram radiation are finally being acknowledged as a significant factor in the development of breast cancer. Several recent studies have clearly shown that breast cancer screenings may be causing women more harm than good.

Read the full article on the website Your Greatest Weapon Against Breast Cancer (Not Mammograms), Dr. Mercola