Stereo Mammograms detect cancer better

Jul 3, 2008
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Mammograms are one thing that if you bring it up in a room full of women, you're bound to here a bit of grumbling. They are uncomfortable and apparently not always that accurate. Well now there is a new method in the works that is more accurate and one that is hopefully less painful.

Instead they are now using stereo mammograms, which is basically taking X-rays at slightly different angles. Then to see those in 3-D they wear special 3-D glasses.

They did a recent study and discovered that the stereo mammogram increased detection by 23% and decreased false alarms by 46%. Hopefully they will start using this new method more often and soon, since it quite obviously is the more superior way to go.

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