Study: 3-D mammograms find more cancers than conventional mammograms

Posted at: 12/03/2013 7:29 PM

The University of Pennsylvania researchers compared scans of thousands of women who had mammograms in 2011. They say 3-D mammograms found 22 percent more cancers than conventional mammograms and reduced unnecessary callbacks especially for young women and those with dense tissue.

Experts says 3-D mammograms may be more effective because they give radiologists a clearer view of overlapping slices of breast tissue.

But is this technology ready for primetime and is there any additional risk involved. Dr. Louis Papa answered those questions on Roc City Tonight. To see the interview, press play on the video player.