Saturday, February 12, 2011

FDA Okays First 3-D Mammogram Device

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By Cole Petrochko, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

The FDA has approved the first x-ray mammography device that provides 3-D images of the breast.

Approval of the Selenia Dimensions System was based on two studies asking radiologists to review 2-D and/or 3-D images from over 300 mammographies. Radiologists who viewed the 2-D and 3-D models were 7% more accurate in distinguishing cancerous and noncancerous cases than those who only used a 2-D image, an FDA statement said.
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