Could 3-D Mammograms Soon Be The Standard For Breast Cancer Screening?

More women are getting 3-D mammograms, which spot breast anomalies more accurately than traditional mammograms, a new study shows.

But there are big variations in use across the United States, the researchers noted.

Three-D mammography — also called digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) — combines low-dose X-rays with software that creates a three-dimensional image of the breast. Compared to 2-D mammography, DBT may make it easier to detect a breast abnormality.

But DBT has not been widely endorsed for