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Performance of Digital versus Screen-Film Mammography: The Digital Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST) 

Performance of Digital versus Screen-Film Mammography: The Digital Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST)
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Performance of Digital versus Screen-Film Mammography: The Digital Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST)
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Christoph I. Lee

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190223700.003.0040
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date: 18 August 2019

This chapter, found in the cancer screening and management section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining the efficacy of digital mammography versus screen-film mammography for breast cancer screening. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. Digital mammography was found to have comparable diagnostic accuracy to screen-film mammography overall, but was more accurate than screen-film mammography among women over 50 years of age, women with dense breasts, and premenopausal or perimenopausal women. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette and imaging example are included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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