The benefits of DITI do vary between age and risk groups.
With the pre mammogram age group (under 50) the benefits of screening to detect any findings or changes that justify additional testing or closer monitoring are simple. With any positive DITI findings in this younger age group, any mammogram and ultrasound sensitivity and specificity will be increased with the objective DITI findings targeting a dysfunction and location and providing decision making information in women that would not have otherwise been tested.
It takes years for most cancers to develop to the stage that they can be detected with mammogram or ultrasound (dense enough for location and biopsy) so DITI is ideally placed as a screening tool to identify changes over time in the ‘early’ development stages, before there is more advanced pathology that can be detected with other tests.
The major benefit in this group is in detecting early changes that precede malignant pathology that will become diagnosable at some stage.
Early detection is aimed at prevention and if early changes are detected then we have an opportunity to intervene and change the outcome.
The earlier an abnormality is detected the better the treatment options will be, resulting in a better outcome.
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