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October 2001
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National Cancer Institute Approves $26.3 Million Project for American College of Radiology Digital Mammography Study

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has approved a grant for $26.3 million to the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) to conduct a major study of digital mammography. The Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST), involving 49,500 women in the United States and Canada, will compare digital mammography to standard film mammography to determine how this new technique compares to the traditional method of screening for breast cancer. Digital mammography uses computers and specially designed detectors to produce a digital image of the breast that can be displayed on high-resolution monitors.
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