[Digital tomosynthesis in breast cancer: meta-analysis]

Llanos-Méndez A, Benot-López S
Record ID 32018000378
Original Title: Tomosíntesis digital en el cáncer de mama. Metanálisis
Authors' objectives: The objective of this systematic review was to establish the efficacy –diagnostic accuracy and precision–, effectiveness –in terms of reduction of mortality–, and safety of the digital breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening or diagnosis.
Authors' results and conclusions: The findings of the studies in the screening setting suggested that the 2D+3D images was an excellent test. In the diagnostic setting the specificity was lower than screening setting. However, the accuracy of the test was excellent. There are not studies regarding the effect on health outcomes of adding breast tomosynthesis for screening and diagnostic setting.
Authors' methods: A systematic review of the literature was carried out. A literature search was conducted on MedLine, EMBASE, and Web of Science databases [February 2013–May 2017]. The Center for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), The Cochrane Library, The Nacional Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), and the Spanish Network of Agencies for Assessing National Health System Technologies and Performance were also searched.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2018
Requestor: Health Ministry of Spain
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Full HTA
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mammography
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Mass Screening
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement
Organisation Name: Andalusian Health Technology Assessment Area
Contact Address: Area de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias Sanitarias de Andalucia (AETSA) Avda. Innovación, s/n Edificio Arena 1. Sevilla (Spain) Tel. +34 955 006 309
Contact Name: aetsa.csalud@juntadeandalucia.es
Contact Email: aetsa.csalud@juntadeandalucia.es
Copyright: AETSA, Andalusian Health Technology Assessment Area
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