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Benefits of Using Hologic's Breast Tomosynthesis Mammography Technology Supported in Published Italian Study
Date:5/1/2013

ward Lipsit , President of Washington Radiology Associates, the world's largest provider of 3D mammography. "We have used 3D mammography as a screening tool for breast cancer since August 2011 and we see the positive impact of this technology on a daily basis. Not only are we finding cancers earlier, when they are easiest to treat, we're also eliminating much of the stress and expense associated with false positive recalls. My colleagues and I firmly believe the addition of 3D mammography to a screening exam could become the acknowledged standard of care. The clinical data that continues to emerge, including the latest study from Italy, provides strong, powerful support for this position.""The Italian Screening Tomosynthesis or Mammography (STORM) data underscores the clinical benefits of integrated 2D and tomosynthesis breast screening," said Peter Soltani , Hologic Senior Vice President and General Manager, Breast Health.  "The statistically significant increase in cancer detection and reduction in false positives reinforces the results of previously published papers such as the Oslo tomosynthesis screening trial. As more clinical studies are published, the importance of including Hologic's Breast Tomosynthesis technology in screening examinations will become more widely recognized and accepted by physicians and patients. Early detection of breast cancer greatly influences a woman's chances for successful treatment and the ability to decrease the number of unnecessary recalls helps reduce patient anxiety. We believe our tomosynthesis technology sets the standard of care in breast cancer screening and diagnosis."  

Hologic's Breast Tomosynthesis technology has been approved for use in countries recognizing the CE mark since 2008. It was approved for use in the U.S. for breast cancer screening and diagnosis in February, 2011. Hologic systems are now in use
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