Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

A Practical Approach

  • Alberto Tagliafico
  • Nehmat Houssami
  • Massimo Calabrese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Alberto Tagliafico, Giulio Tagliafico
    Pages 29-44
  3. Massimo Calabrese, Sonia Airaldi, Lucia Martino, Bianca Bignotti, Licia Gristina, Giovanna Mariscotti et al.
    Pages 59-148

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive description of the screening and clinical applications of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and offers straightforward, clear guidance on use of the technique. Informative clinical cases are presented to illustrate how to take advantage of DBT in clinical practice. The importance of DBT as a diagnostic tool for both screening and diagnosis is increasing rapidly. DBT improves upon mammography by depicting breast tissue on a video clip made of cross‐sectional images reconstructed in correspondence with their mammographic planes of acquisition. DBT results in markedly reduced summation of overlapping breast tissue and offers the potential to improve mammographic breast cancer surveillance and diagnosis. This book will be an excellent practical teaching guide for beginners and a useful reference for more experienced radiologists.


Breast cancer diagnosis Breast cancer risk Breast cancer screening Breast cancer surveillance Breast density Digital breast tomosynthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Tagliafico
    • 1
  • Nehmat Houssami
    • 2
  • Massimo Calabrese
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Experimental MedicineUniversity of GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.School of PublicHealthUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Dept of Diagnostic Senology San Martino HospitalGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28629-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28631-0
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