Earlier detection Earlier detection for breast cancer is now possible for breast cancer is now possible with state- of- the- art mammography. In response to patient concerns about breast health, the ELIH Foundation’s newest initiative calls for a 3D/breast tomosynthesis mammography system, a total cost of $400,000.
The Facts About 3D Breast Tomosynthesis Mammography
- Increases cancer detection by 41%
- Detects breast cancer 15 months earlier
- 5-year survival rate with early diagnosis is almost 100%
- Reduces number of callbacks for additional imaging by up to 80%
- Better for dense or non-dense breasts
- Reduces number of false positives
- Fewer follow-up tests and biopsies
- No additional radiation to patient
- Reduces overall healthcare costs
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