Not All Mammograms Are The Same
In December of 2011, the RSNA (Radiologic Society of North America) published a study where 4,534 patients were screened for breast cancer. Of the cancers that were found, only 76% were seen with traditional mammography, while all the cancers were seen using 3D mammography.
In the last few years there has been ongoing research that has clearly shown that a new kind of mammogram (called 3D mammography or tomosynthesis) can consistently find breast cancers when they are smaller and earlier than can be detected with standard or regular mammography.
This is a game changer because early detection is the difference between life and death.
For more information, go to breasttomo.com.
[We've] found several cancers with tomosynthesis that we didn't see with 2D images. - Dr. Zuley, Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
With smaller cancers found earlier, a woman may not need chemotherapy or radiation treatment, which is a much better outcome for the patient. - Dr. Susan Curry, Women's Center for Radiology, Orlando, Florida