3D MAMMOGRAPHY TM exams are clinically superior to traditional 2D mammograms.8

 

They reduce recalls due to false positives.1,2

 

They find more invasive breast cancers in the early stages of the disease.1,2

 

So why do some of the country's largest health insurance companies refuse to cover 3D MAMMOGRAPHYTM exams?

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Sources

  1. Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, et al. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. JAMA. 2014;311(24):2499-2507.
  2. Rose SL, Tidwell AL, Bujnoch LJ, et al. Implementation of breast tomosynthesis in a routine screening practice: an observational study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013;200(6):1401-1408.
  3. Effectiveness of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Compared With Digital Mammography Outcomes Analysis from 3 Years of Breast Cancer Screening. JAMA Oncology, published online February 18, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.5536
  4. Skaane P, Bandos AI, Gullien R, et al. Comparison of digital mammography alone and digital mammography plus tomosynthesis in a population-based screening program. Radiology. 2013;267(1):47-56.
  5. Rafferty EA, Niklason LT. FFDM vs FFDM with tomosynthesis for women with radiographically dense breasts: an enriched retrospective reader study. Paper presented at: Annual Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting; November 2011; Chicago, IL.
  6. Skaane P, Bandos A, Eben E, et al. Two-view digital breast tomosynthesis screening with synthetically reconstructed projection images: comparison with digital breast tomosynthesis with full-field digital mammographic images. Radiology. 2014;271(3):655-663.
  7. Zuley ML, Guo B, Catullo VJ, et al. Comparison of two-dimensional synthesized mammograms versus original digital mammograms alone and in combination with tomosynthesis images. Radiology. 2014;271(3):664-671.
  8. FDA PMA P080003 and P080003/S001 physician labeling.
  9. US breast cancer statistics. Breastcancer.org.. Accessed March 27, 2015.
  10. Breast cancer risk factors. Breastcancer.org.. Accessed May 11, 2015.
  11. Rafferty EA, Park JM, Philpotts LE, et al. Assessing radiologist performance using combined digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis compared with digital mammography alone: results of a multicenter, multireader trial. Radiology. 2013;266(1):104-113.

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3D MAMMOGRAPHY exams and 3D mammograms are only available on the Hologic® Selenia® Dimensions® System. Please consult your physician for a complete list of benefits and risks associated with mammography.

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