Adding 3D imaging to mammography improves breast cancer detectionBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4248 (Published 25 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4248
- Susan Mayor
Combining a three dimensional breast imaging technique with digital mammography improves detection of cancers and reduces the number of women called back for further imaging, according to a US study comparing nearly half a million breast examinations.1
Screening mammography has helped improve the detection of breast cancers but has been criticised for having limited sensitivity, a high rate of false positive results, and overdiagnosing clinically unimportant lesions.
Tomosynthesis provides a 3D image of the breast from an …