Disparities in the uptake of digital breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening: A retrospective cohort study

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Breast J. 2021 Oct 19. doi: 10.1111/tbj.14292. Online ahead of print.


We present a retrospective cohort study evaluating the utilization and effectiveness of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for breast cancer screening with a focus on racial differences. 46,236 females underwent screening mammography between 4/1/2013 and 3/30/2020, during which there was an increase in DBT utilization from 18.8% in year 1 to 89.6% in year 7. Black and Asian women were significantly less likely to have a screening study with DBT compared to White women. Overall, the DBT group had a lower recall rate (9.1% versus 11.2%, p < 0.001) and higher cancer detection rate (6.0 vs 4.1, p < 0.001) compared to the FFDM group.

PMID:34668275 | DOI:10.1111/tbj.14292