Tomosysnthesis in Mammography introduced in India

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Apr 05, 2011
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Highlights of FFDM with Tomosysthesis:

Apollo Hospital introduced Tomosysnthesis in Mammography which will help in the early detection of Breast Cancer.  The technology is effective in detecting finer lumps in younger women. This is the first time this technology is available in India.

FFDM:  Full Field Digital Mammography

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Apollo introduces Tomosysnthesis in Mammography

Chennai, Apr 4 (PTI) Insisting that early detection of breast cancer can help in curing,Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, today said Full Field Digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis (3D) can help detection at earlier stages.

 

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of inauguration of FFDM here, Reddy said diagosing breast cancer at early stages needs greater technology and FFDM with Tomosysthesis is the latest in technology.

 

"This is the first time in India, this technology FFDM with Tomosysthesis is being introduced," he claimed.

 

This technology, Jack Cummings of Hologic, said was effective to detech finer lumps in younger women with denser breasts, since the technology helps the physician look into smaller lumps in between the many layers of breast tissues.

 

FFDM releases lesser radiation than the conventional screening, he claimed. 

 

 

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