The UDIAT Diagnostic Center in Sabadell, Spain introduced 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) in 2011 because of its potential to help radiologists diagnose breast cancer at an early stage. Three years later, Dr Melcior Sentis, Director of Breast Imaging at UDIAT, reports the technology is helping radiologists find cancers they would not have seen on 2D, while at the same time reducing the need to call patients back for additional testing.
The Diagnostic Center has now established 3D as the standard of care for diagnostic mammograms. It has also expanded its use of the technology to include generated 2D images and tomosynthesis-guided biopsies. Patients are benefiting from fewer recalls, more
precise targeting of lesions seen on the 3D images and a lower radiation dose.