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IP International Journal of Medical Paediatrics and Oncology

Comparative analysis of effectiveness of digital breast tomosynthesis vis-à-vis digital mammography in India

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Author Details : Tavleen Kaur Malik, Prateek Malhotra*

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

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Breast cancer is an important public health concern in India. Over the last ten years, breast cancer has been rising steadily. Age adjusted prevalence rate is as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality 12.7 per 100,000 women. As per National Cancer Registry Programme, 25% to 32% of all female cancers in the leading Indian urban centers are of breast cancer.[1] In order to enhance screening efficiency in the area of breast cancer, various technologies are required. One such innovation is Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, which is an important screening tool for breast cancer. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis is a method of imaging the breast in three dimensions which provides high resolution results. It’s been only used at three places in India. There are multiple barriers in its usage across India. This study aims at finding these barriers as well as solutions to it. The study not only restricts here but aims at spreading awareness regarding its application and usefulness. Lastly, the paper aims to differentiate its effectiveness to Digital Mammography in Indian healthcare domain.

Keywords: Breast Cancer, Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Digital Mammography, Specificity, Sensitivity, Screening, Cost of installation, Cost per patient.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmpo.2020.001

How to cite : Malik T K, Malhotra P, Comparative analysis of effectiveness of digital breast tomosynthesis vis-à-vis digital mammography in India. IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol 2020;6(1):1-4

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