Study to track if 3D mammograms on women produce better results

Study to track if 3D mammograms on women produce better results

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In this Nov. 21, 2017 photo provided by the Montefiore Health System, Dr. Tova Koenigsberg at The Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care in New York shows an example of a traditional mammogram scan. U.S. health officials are beginning a huge study to compare traditional mammograms with 3-D versions, to see if the newer choice might really improve screening for breast cancer. (Montefiore Health System via AP)

U.S. Health Officials are starting a huge study to find out if 3-D mammogramms are better than the regular X-rays most commonly offered to women. 165,000 women are expected to take part in the research what could lead to individualized screening in the future. Sabitri Jaipersaud gets a mammogram every year after a scare she had when she was pregnant with her son. A doctor found abnormalities in her breast. It was benign, but the experience made her determined to be diligent. That’s what motivated Jaipersaud to take part in one of the largest randomized studies of mammographies in decades in the United States. Funded by the National Cancer Institute, it will compare traditional mammograms with a 3-D version to find if the newer, often pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer.