Tomosynthesis: Image quality
|Digital screening mammogram (first image on the left) shows a suspected dense area. Tomosynthesis confirms the pathological area (slice 34) and shows the multicentric character of the neoplastic pathology (slice 41).||The parenchymal distortion revealed by Digital Mammography in the upper outer quadrant is better demonstrated, in terms of spicules, in Tomosynthesis, with better definition of the extent of the lesion.|
|2-dimensional mammogram. A suspicious cluster of microcalcifications is barely visible due to the superimposed structures.||Tomosynthesis helps to better evaluate the distribution of the microcalcifications in specific slices and increase the overall visibility.||Digital mammography revealed dense breast tissue and a parenchimal distorsion not clearly identified with the magnification.||
Tomosynthesis is an improvement in detection and in lesion’s characterization specially in dense breast.