Category Archives: 3-D mammography

  • ‘Unmasking’ lurking cancer with 3-D mammograms

    By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service Women with dense breast tissue have long been in a quandary. Dense tissue slightly elevates the risk for developing breast cancer and it can also be difficult to read. Unfortunately, 2-D digital mammograms alone may not spot a hidden cancer so many women opt for additional screening….

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  • Breast Cancer Breakthrough? 3D Mammograms Offer Sharper Results

    by Linda Carroll New technologies could help resolve some of the controversy around breast-cancer screening — potentially improving the accuracy of scans that detect the cancer. At the heart of confusion over when women should be screened is the question of whether mammography could be doing more harm than good because of the many false positives that send women…

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