When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In ‘3-D’?

3D mammography, which uses the same X-ray technology as regular mammography but creates additional cross-sectional images, is becoming offered more and more at facilities as an alternative screening tool. It is still unclear whether it is better than traditional mammography; we do know that it catches more tumors but the evidence is still up in the air whether it is better at catching aggressive/life-threatening cancers. Time and additional studies will tell if this becomes the new standard of care!

full article; https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/16/578285604/when-you-need-a-mammogram-should-you-get-one-in-3-d

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