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Digital mammography system developed at Mass General Hospital receives FDA approval
Date:9/3/2014

duces false positive readings.

"This is an exciting time in breast imaging," says Kopans, who is a professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. "Conventional mammography, even with its limitations, has helped to dramatically reduce deaths from breast cancer. The availability of digital breast tomosynthesis should help to drive breast cancer deaths down even further, and this FDA approval should make the technology available to more and more woman. We all hope for ways to totally prevent or cure breast cancer, but until such methods are available, we will continue working to find more ways to detect breast cancer earlier to save the lives of patients with breast cancer."


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