A major study in Sweden found that 3D mammography detects 34% more cancers compared to traditional mammography. The extensive screening study was conducted by Lund University and Skane University Hospital and looked at 15,000 women over five years.
So what’s the difference between a 3D mammogram and a regular one, and why is 3D better? A regular mammogram will look at breast tissue as captured by a single image, while a 3D mammogram looks at breast tissue in several layers.Read More
"We did, however, need to call back a few more women for additional examinations compared to traditional mammography,” said Sophia Zachrisson, a radiologist at Skane University. “We needed to confirm that these women did not have cancer, as this method finds more structures in the breast in general. So, there was an increased call-back rate.”