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Breast Imaging: Better Than Ever

May 4, 201611 min
The latest advanced technology in breast cancer screening and diagnosis, called DBT (digital breast tomography), 3D or Tomosynthesis, creates a layered, 3-dimensional image. While the patient experience is very similar to traditional digital mammography, the new technology provides a series of thin images that a radiologist can view almost like turning the pages in a book. The results include better detection of invasive breast cancers and fewer call-backs for false positives. Elizabeth S. Pietras, MD, is here to explain the latest advanced technology in breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

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