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New noninvasive method can detect breast cancer better than a mammogram

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Mammography has been the primary tool for detecting breast cancer since the 1960s, but the method has drawn criticism for exposing women to radiation and causing them pain. Now, a study suggests that a less invasive, less uncomfortable technique called “digital breast tomosynthesis” (DBT) may also be more accurate. DBT yields more information: Whereas mammograms generate a single image of the breast, DBT produces X-rays of the breasts from multiple different angles. Researchers screened 7,500 women for breast cancer using both mammography and DBT, and found that DBT detected 40 percent more breast tumors.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

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