​3D mammograms may improve breast cancer screening, at a cost

June 24, 2014 9:43 PM

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​3D mammograms may improve breast cancer screening, at a cost

Newer, three-dimensional mammograms may be better at picking up invasive tumors and avoiding false alarms than traditional breast cancer screening methods, a study of 13 U.S. hospitals suggests.

Researchers found that 3D mammography, used along with standard digital mammograms, bumped up breast cancer detection rates by more than 40 percent.

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