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Important breast cancer detection method, mammograms, gets a 3D upgrade; Doctors get to "look through" tissue.
Massachusetts General Hospital is first in the nation to do mammography screening using 3D breast tomosynthesis
The Breast Imaging Program at Massachusetts General Hospital today welcomes its first patient to undergo three-dimensional breast tomosynthesis screening. Also known as 3D mammography, this technology promises to improve cancer detection and reduce false positives.
Pioneered at Mass General Imaging, breast tomosynthesis provides a clear view through overlapping layers of breast tissue in order to improve breast-cancer detection while reducing callbacks.