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Thursday, December 7, 2017

US Researchers To Study Whether New 3-D Mammograms Justify Expense In Breast Cancer Screening.

The AP (12/7, Neergaard) reports on a new study launched by US health officials aiming to “tell if the newer, sometimes pricier” 3-D mammogram “really improves screening for breast cancer” compared to the traditional two-dimensional image. Researchers will recruit “165,000 women nationally to compare potentially more beneficial 3-D mammograms – known scientifically as ‘tomosynthesis’ – with standard two-dimensional digital mammography.” The study will use 100 mammography clinics across the US and in Canada to “enroll healthy women ages 45 to 74 who already are planning to get a routine mammogram” and randomly assign them to either regular or 3-D screenings for five years.

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Author: Nicole Hardy
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