3D Mammograms Can Make a Significant Difference in Detecting Breast Cancer

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 3D mammograms allowing radiologists to better visualise breast tissue with the help of X-rays in 2011.3D mammogram

Dr. Monica Yepes, chief of breast imaging and associate professor of radiology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at u-Health, explains that this kind of mammogram captures multiple slices of the breast at multiple angles. All these images are put together and create a reconstruction of the breast.

Dr. Kate Lampen-Sashar, breast radiologist at the Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, says:  ”All women benefit from 3D mammography, especially women with dense breasts.”

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