3-D mammograms improve breast cancer screening, study finds

June 25, 2014 4:31 AM

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NEW YORK — Hologic's three-dimensional mammograms, when paired with traditional screening, caught more deadly breast cancers than standard scans alone and resulted in fewer women being called back for more testing, a study found.

When combined, the two screening methods caught 41 percent more cancers than traditional mammography alone, according to research funded by Hologic and published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. With the combination approach, 15 percent fewer women had to get more tests be...

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