New Study Points to FFDM Reliability

September 1, 2008

The utilization of FFDM technology provided higher cancer detection rates than conventional screen-film mammography (SFM) in the Irish National Breast Screening Program, the results of which were presented earlier this summer at the 2008 International Workshop on Digital Mammography (IWDM) in Tucson, Ariz.

“The aim of our study was to retrospectively review the performance of FFDM in a population-based screening program and compare it to the gold standard of SFM with respect to recall rate and cancer detection rate,” according to Niamh Hambly, MD, from the department of radiology at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, who discussed the results at IWDM.

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