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Breast cancer

14 February 2011

FDA approves 3D mammogram device

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first X-ray mammography device that provides three-dimensional images of the breast for cancer screening and diagnosis.

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first X-ray mammography device that provides three-dimensional images of the breast for cancer screening and diagnosis.

A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of the breast and is considered the best tool for early detection of breast cancer. But, with conventional two-dimensional imaging, an estimated 10% of women must endure additional testing because an initial screening exam found abnormalities that were later determined to be noncancerous, the agency said.

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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