Study Finds 3-D mammography Can Improve Breast Cancer Detection

December 4, 2014 12:00 PM

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A large research study that found 3-D mammography improves breast cancer detection in women with dense breasts was presented during the 2014 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Women that have dense breast tissue are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer since they have more fibrous or glandular tissue compared with women with less dense breasts. Additionally, in women with dense breasts, nodules are harder to detect with standard mammogram technology.

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