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US Approves First 3D Mammography Device

U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Ann-Marie Al Noad

U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Ann-Marie Al Noad

Movies aren’t the only industry jumping on the 3D bandwagon. Now breast cancer screening images can be seen in the third dimension. Via Bloomberg:

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

The Selenia Dimensions System, an upgrade to Massachusetts-based Hologic Inc.’s FDA-approved two-dimensional system, can provide 2-D and 3-D X-ray images of the breasts. The 3-D images may help physicians more accurately detect and diagnose breast cancer, the FDA said in a news release.

“Physicians can now access this unique and innovative 3-D technology that could significantly enhance existing diagnosis and treatment approaches,” said Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

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