Mammograms In 3-D May Be Better, But Hard Proof Is Missing

December 3, 2013 11:07 PM

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Mammograms In 3-D May Be Better, But Hard Proof Is Missing

A newer form of mammogram may do a better job of finding cancer, a study finds. But the technology is still too untested to know if it's going to be useful for most women, or even to know for sure which ones might benefit.

It's called breast tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography. Since being approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2011, the new type of scan has been touted by radiologists.

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