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DBT in Screening: Approaches to Reduce Reading Time

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.

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 effort.

DBT in screening: Approaches to reduce reading time – Physicist’s perspective

Associate Professor Ioannis Sechopoulos, Nijmegen, Netherlands / Medical Physicist presents from the medical physicist's point of view what approaches he sees to reduce the reading time when using Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in screening.

DBT in screening: Approaches to reduce reading time – Radiologist’s perspective

Prof. Dr. Chantal Van Ongeval, (UZ Leuven, Belgium) comments on these approaches from the perspective of a radiologist who has been dealing with requirements in Belgian and European screening programs for years (ECR, March 2021).

Approaches to accelerating and standardize DBT reading in screening

Prof. Dr. Sophia Zackrisson (Lund University Malmö, Sweden) makes you familiar with the different image protocols used in prospective trials. She acknowledges ways to accelerate and standardize Digital Breast Tomosynthesis screen-reading (ECR, March 2018).