Begin main content

Digital Tomosynthesis for the Screening and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: Diagnostic Accuracy and Guidelines

Last updated: December 23, 2014
Project Number: RA0720-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of digital tomosynthesis compared with mammography for breast cancer screening?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of digital tomosynthesis as an adjunct to mammography compared with mammography alone for breast cancer screening?
  3. What is the clinical effectiveness of digital tomosynthesis compared with mammography for breast cancer diagnosis?
  4. What is the clinical effectiveness of digital tomosynthesis as an adjunct to mammography compared with mammography alone for breast cancer diagnosis?
  5. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of digital tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening and diagnosis?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews, 17 non-randomized studies, and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding digital tomosynthesis for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer.