Another study confirming the benefits of digital mammography was published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Researchers from the San Luis Diagnostic Center in California found that digital mammography systems can significantly increase breast cancer detection rates.
The study shows:
- Breast cancer detection rates increased from 4.1 cancers per 1,000 women with film screenings to 7.9 cancers per 1,000 women imaged using a digital mammography system.
- Digital mammography alone is responsible for the increased number of cancers detected in patients with dense breasts that were not previously found using film screening.