Tomography Significantly Improves Breast Cancer Detection

December 4, 2014 5:17 PM

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Tomography Significantly Improves Breast Cancer Detection

At this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) convergence, a new study demonstrates that digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) could be the best chance women with dense breasts have for detecting breast cancer during a mammography screening.

“Dense breasts” are categorized by have a lot of fibrous or glandular tissue but not a lot of fatty tissue. The latest research indicates that “dense breasts” are more likely to develop cancer (than their less substantial counterparts), which is a problem that compounds since denser tissue makes it ...

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