Promotion of 3D breast imaging queried by experts
Tomosynthesis mammography technology captures 1mm slices of breast tissue which can be stacked to build a 3D image.
“Conventional x-ray mammography provides a two-dimensional picture of the breast and therefore overlapping tissues within the breast can sometimes hide breast cancers, or alternatively suggest an abnormality when one is not present. Both of these problems have been shown to be significantly improved by the use of tomosynthesis,” chief radiologist at the Sydney Breast Clinic Professor Mary Rickard said.
The imaging, used as an adjunct to