written by

Lora Barke, DO, FACR

Dr. Lora Barke is a breast imaging radiologist, Medical Director, and Lead Interpreting Physician - Invision Sally Jobe Breast Centers

February 19, 2017

The evolution of 3D mammography

Invision Sally Jobe was an early adopter of the emerging 3D mammography, or digital breast tomosynthesis technology.  As part of a collaborative group with other, similar sites, we are pooling data for multiple large-scale analyses of performance measures as compared to standard digital (2D) mammography. Results from the first project showed improved cancer detection using tomosynthesis and were published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2014. Further, the results received local, state and national press coverage. With Project 2 also published, project 3 near completion and project 4 in development, this group will continue to answer important questions regarding 3D mammography.