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AI and DBT in Screening: Approaches to Improve and Accelerate Mammography Reading

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is being intensively discussed for use European screening programs, while it’s already being widely adopted in the United States. Within DBT, reading time is of the essence and any effort to reduce it will be particularly important. Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted navigating and reading could also have a substantial impact on reading time (Sechopolous, ECR March 2020).

Experts are describing a number of strategies for reducing the number of cases and images that need to be interpreted and are proposing various methods for decreasing the time required to interpret a case. Artificial intelligence is one of the latest developments that can reduce reading time and even improve the diagnostic outcome.