STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford area women can now receive three-dimensional mammography screenings for breast cancer, a news release from Stamford Hospital said.
The digital breast tomosynthesis gives radiologists the ability to identify structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. The release said this will reduce false positives and unnecessary callbacks and biopsies.
Stamford Hospital’s Women’s Breast Center is the first and only place in the region with the technology. It is being offered at the Tully Health Center in Stamford and at the Darien Imaging Center.
"For decades we have been searching for a technology to help us find cancers at the earliest, most curable stages and reduce false positives," said Dr. David Gruen, director of Women's Imaging at Stamford Hospital and co-director of the hospital's Women's Breast Center.