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Saturday, July 5, 2008

3-D Mammograms: A Better Way to Check for Cancer


In a recent study, radiologists gave nearly 1,500 women at an increased risk of breast cancer both a mammogram and a stereo mammogram. As a result, the stereo mammograms increased detection of cancer by 23 percent and decreased false alarms by 46 percent.

The stereo mammogram
U.S. scientists are experimenting with new ways to view breast X-rays in 3-D, so that today's mammograms can provide a clearer picture of any existing tumors. Some of those methods include wearing special 3-D glasses as well as using a new camera.

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