Study Shows Benefits of 3-D Mammograms

Oct 7, 2014

A national study published this summer suggests that three-dimensional mammograms are better at detecting invasive tumors and can avoid false alarms which lead women to get extra breast cancer scans that turn out normal.

Dr. Thomas Cink
Credit Sanford Health

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, was led by Sarah Friedewald, M.D., of Advocate Lutheran Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, and co-authored by Thomas Cink, M.D., a breast radiologist for Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.  It compared mammograms from over 450,000 women at 13 hospitals, including 30,000 at Sanford. Dr.

Thomas Cink joined Dakota Midday and discussed the 3-D mammograms and continuing research on the new technology.