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May 21, 2019

New RSNA Dose Exhibit: Comparison Between Radiation Dose of 2D Digital versus Digital Tomosynthesis Guided Stereotactic Breast Biopsies

Comparison Between Radiation Dose of 2D Digital versus Digital Tomosynthesis Guided Stereotactic Breast Biopsies: Tomosynthesis Wins! (from RSNA 2018)

Although there is an increase in radiation dose to the breast with the use of digital breast tomosythesis (DBT) compared to digital mammography per acquisition, on a dual mode unit, using DBT guidance can significantly reduce dose for biopsies.

Authors: T. Amir, B. Barufaldi, S. Zuckerman, A. Maidment, E. Conan

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