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Study: 3-D Mammograms Offer Improved Diagnosis

Getting a mammogram is a regular part of women's health care in the United States. Doctors rely on the X-ray image to detect the suspicious anomalies that are the markers of breast cancer. But many doctors consider the standard two-dimensional X-rays to be a poor screening device. Dr. Negar Golesorkhi, a breast surgeon who practices in Virginia, says finding a tumor with standard mammography is like "finding a polar bear in the snow." Until recently, that was the best...

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