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FDA OKs first 3-D mammography system

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first three-dimensional mammography system developed by Hologic Inc.  to screen for breast cancer with hopes the device will prove better than current mammography technology.

The device, the Silenia Dimensions System, augments traditional two-dimensional images produced by a mammogram with a 3-D image to be used in breast cancer screening and diagnosis. The system would provide both types of images during a scan so doctors could compare images with previous ones from prior, conventional mammograms. Get the full story »