A recently published clinical study conducted at TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center in Houston, Texas, demonstrates that 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) significantly reduces unnecessary recalls while simultaneously increasing cancer detection. The study, “Implementation of Breast Tomosynthesis in a Routine Screening Practice: An Observational Study,” was led by Stephen L. Rose, MD, and published in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).

The study examined the use of Hologic’s 3D mammography in conjunction with 2D mammography. The researchers found that 3D mammography:
• Reduced recall rates by 37%;
• Increased the detection of cancers by over 30%; and
• Increased the detection of invasive cancers by more than 50%