Nilza Kallos

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Nilza Kallos
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MD
South Miami
Women Health
Breast Health Center & Diagnostic Ultrasound
7000 SW 62 Avenue, PH-A
South Miami
FL
33143

My breasts are dense and I have heard that small early cancers can be missed on mammogram.  What would you suggest?

Conventional mammogram (2-D) is less accurate in dense breasts because dense tissue can make the visualization of breast cancer difficult.  Recently 3-D mammography, Tomosynthesis, became available.  It takes multiple images of the breast which are then reconstructed into thinner slices allowing better visualization of the breast tissue.  A recent study (Oslo) showed 3-D mammography increased detection of invasive cancer by 40%.  The BreastHealthCenter installed 3-D in October and has already diagnosed several cancers that were not seen on the 2-D mammogram. 

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