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4 years 11 months ago

Study being down on new type of mammogram

Women over the age of 35, might be eligible to test a new type of mammogram being offered in several cities. It's called Tomo-synthesis, and it provides a 3-D image. Tomo-synthesis looks like a regular mammogram machine, except that it takes multiple 3-D images are over the breast. Those...

5 years 2 months ago

Study: Digital mammography uses less radiation

Radiation exposure from digital mammography appears to be much lower than conventional film mammography. The latest digital mammographic imaging screening trial examined data from about 5,000 women. Researchers say the radiation dose from digital imaging was about 22-percent lower, on average, than film mammography. Both methods are similar...

5 years 5 months ago

New mammography guidelines stir up controversy

New federal guidelines for breast cancer screening is causing controversy among doctors, cancer survivors, and advocacy groups. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends women who aren't in a high-risk group to start getting mammograms at the age of 50, instead of 40, every other year. The task force...

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