3-D Mammography Shown to Improve Detection of Invasive Breast Cancer

June 26, 2014 5:08 PM

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3-D Mammography Shown to Improve Detection of Invasive Breast Cancer

A new 3-D imaging technology that typically isn’t covered by health insurance allows radiologists to detect more cases of invasive breast cancer than traditional mammography, a study has found.

In an analysis of nearly half a million women published in the June 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that 3-D mammography, or tomosynthesis, combined with traditional x-ray screening, was linked to a 41 percent increase in the detection of invasive cance...

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