Digital mammography detected significantly (up to 28%) more cancers than screen film mammography in women 50 and younger, premenopausal and perimenopausal women, and women with dense breasts, according to results from the ACRIN Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST).
However, the ACRIN trial, one of the largest breast cancer screening studies ever performed, showed no difference between digital and film mammography in detecting breast cancer for the general population of women. The results were reported September 16, 2005 in a special online publication of the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More from this article by American College of Radiology.
Ob/Gyn Specialists of the Palm Beaches now uses digital mammography at our West palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens locations. We have an on staff Radiologist, Barry A. Simon, M.D., who is available for private consultations. Dr. Simon has 30 years of experience in the Field of Women's Health and was voted as one of the top 100 Women's Imagers in the United States.