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FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device
Date:2/14/2011

d to review two-dimensional and three-dimensional images from more than 300 mammography exams. In both studies, the radiologists viewing both the 2-D and 3-D images realized a 7 percent improvement in their ability to distinguish between cancerous and non-cancerous cases, compared to viewing 2-D images alone, the agency said.

According to the NCI, nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and 1 in 8 women will face a diagnosis of breast cancer sometime during their lifetime. However, there is a 98 percent survival rate when breast cancer is detected early and still localized to the breast.

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To learn more about mammograms, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

-- HealthDay staff

SOURCE: Feb. 11, 2011, news release, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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