More good news on benefits of 3D Mammography

Posted on: 06/25/2014

A new study just published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association provides more evidence showing that combined 2D and 3D mammography technique finds more cancers than standard 2D mammography alone and reduces false-positive results. The study was featured on the CBS News and also in an article in The Washington Post.

This first large scale study finds that adding the 3D imaging technique (called digital breast tomosynthesis) to 2D digital mammography increases cancer detection and reduces the number of false alarms. Researchers found 41 percent more invasive cancers when women were screened with both 3D and digital mammography. This is a good indication that future studies will show 3D truly leads to better outcomes and more lives will be saved.

Links to the coverage are provided below, along with the article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA.

CBS News - Should 3D Become the New Norm?

The Washington Post - 3D Mammography

JAMA article - Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis in Combination with Digital Mammography

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