What role will digital mammography play in future screening systems for breast cancer?
DC. Digital mammography will continue to be an important tool for the detection of breast cancer. With less than 15 percent of all mammography systems converted to digital globally, GE is focused on bringing the benefits of digital technology to emerging markets where, in some cases, widespread breast cancer screening programs have yet to be adopted. Ongoing research in the area of advanced applications such as Tomosynthesis leverages the inherent capabilities of digital detectors – namely the ability to gather a series of low dose acquisitions that are reconstructed into a three-dimensional data set. Methods like this may bring incremental improvements in sensitivity and specificity, reducing unnecessary biopsies and the anxiety associated with additional work-up exams. AS. Digital mammography continues to evolve as new technology and faster detectors become available. In addition, there appears to be a strong, continuous trend of facilities transitioning away from analog systems on a