The addition of three-dimensional breast imaging, to digital
mammography is associated with increased cancer detection rates,
compared with digital mammography alone, according to an industry-
funded, retrospective study in JAMA.
The authors note: “The association with fewer unnecessary tests and
biopsies, with a simultaneous increase in cancer detection rates,
would support the potential benefits of tomosynthesis as a tool for
screening. However, assessment for a benefit in clinical outcomes is