A new three-dimensional mammogram device purported by the device maker Hologic to more precisely detect breast lesions and reduce the number of follow-up breast cancer screenings, when used in conjunction with conventional digital mammograms, cleared an FDA hurdle Monday.

3D mammogram on brink of FDA approval

24/Nov/2010

"This is a major advance that we have been working on for years," said Dr. Daniel Kopans, director of the breast imaging center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, which holds the patent to the device. "It will aid in detecting more cancers earlier, and reduce the false positive callbacks."

Source: ABC News