3D Mammograms Find Hidden Cancers, Fewer False Positives


October 22, 2013

As part of its breast cancer series for October, 6abc did a story on tomosynthesis, the 3D mammography offered to patients at Penn’s Breast Imaging Center. Emily F. Conant, MD, chief of Breast Imaging in the department of Radiology, was interviewed, along with a patient, Marian Forman, whose father, Sylvan Eisman, help started HUP’s chemotherapy unit back in the 1970s. The technology helped find Marian’s cancer that may have otherwise been missed on traditional mammography. Studies have shown that it improves cancer detection and reduces call backs and false positives. "It's the biggest advancement in my career," Conant told 6ABC, adding that it's a very good technology for younger women with denser breasts.

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