3D Mammograms Detect More Invasive Cancers

June 30, 2014

In continuing coverage, WHYY’s the Pulse reports on a recent JAMA study on 3D mammography from Emily Conant, MD, chief of Breast Imaging. The technology, known as tomosynthesis, detects more invasive cancers and reduces call-back rates, the study found. Conant says 3D scans give her a "deeper look" when she's studying a mammogram, kind of like opening a book to see the pages inside. "In 2D mammograms things can be hiding behind structures. In the 3D mammogram we can leaf through the breast tissue and see different normal things as well as things that are potentially abnormal," Conant said.

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