PIX11's Stephanie Tsoflias learns about 3D Mammography (also referred to as breast tomosynthesis), a revolutionary new screening technology that has been referred to as "the future of Breast Cancer detection" and a "breakthrough in Breast Cancer detection".
3D Mammography, manufactured by a women's health company named Hologic, was approved by the FDA in Feb 2011 is available across the U.S. to millions of women in 46 states and Washington, D.C.
Stephanie caught up with the 3D Mammography Center on Wheels outside of the Nasdaq in Times Square.
The "Tomo Coach" provides a mobile facility for you to see the cutting-edge 3D mammography equipment and also speak with some of the nation's leading radiologists about 3D mammography, breast cancer and screening generally, and the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
3D mammography is not only detecting breast cancer earlier and reducing "call-backs" or false positives by 40 percent, but also saving money for both patients and the health care system.
Radiologists are calling this the biggest advancement in mammography in 30 years. Unlike conventional 2D mammography which takes two images of the breast, 3D technology produces multiple images of the breast at different angles and the series of images is then combined to create a 3D reconstruction of the breast, along radiologists to see the breast tissue more clarity and accuracy.
For more information, visit www.hologic3d.com.