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3D technology improves breast exams

By October 23, 2013 - 2:18pm

Really interesting article I found. I had no idea 3D technology for mammograms was available!.

Tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, is the latest advanced breast imaging technology. “This new tool supports earlier and more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, compared to traditional 2D mammography. And it’s valuable for both screening and diagnostic exams,” says Dr. Darius Gilvydis, medical director of breast imaging at Edward Hospital and a diagnostic radiologist with Naperville Radiologists.

“3D mammography significantly benefits women across the board, no matter what their age, family history or breast density,” Gilvydis says.

The 3D mammogram looks and feels like its traditional counterpart, except the arm swings over the breast. This allows it to take low-dose images of the breast at multiple angles. These images can then be used to produce a series of 1-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.

Read the full article: http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/aware-NAP-10232013:article

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