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New 3-D Breast Scanner Lowers Radiation Dose, Improves Image

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Breast Scanner

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have created a new breast scanner that will dramatically improve their ability to visualize small tumors while also reducing radiation exposure to one-tenth that of normal mammograms. Moreover, the new device does not compress the breast, as do traditional mammograms.

The new scanner uses computed tomography (CT)