Here, we emphasize the preference for sonogram over mammogram.
Traditional mammograms are two dimensional (2-D). They show length and width.
For years, mammograms have played an important role in finding breast cancer.
These results show differences in how mammograms are read.
The ultrasound doesn't use radiation, so it is less risky than a mammogram.
Traditional mammograms are two dimensional (2-D).
The American Cancer Society says, radiologists miss about 20 percent of breast cancers in mammograms.
But Garg says the traditional mammogram remains a helpful tool because it is very effective.
Maureen went to her local hospital but both a scan and a mammogram came back negative.
With AI, computers can learn to identify cancers based on the actual results of thousands of mammograms.
Ms. Palacio is now cancer free. But the standard two-dimensional mammogram missed all three of her tumors.
Mammograms are the best tools available for recognizing the disease.
Well, I had a mammogram in January and they said I need to come back for a closer look.
She is chief medical officer of CureMetrix, a company whose AI mammogram program won U.S. approval last year.
Together, they trained the AI system to identify breast cancers, on tens of thousands of mammograms.
Maureen had a small lump in her breast but her latest mammogram was clear so she presumed all was OK.
But with AI, computers learn to find cancers based on the actual results of thousands of mammograms.
Dr. Friedewald says tumors that are difficult to see on a standard mammogram are easy to find in 3 dimensions.
Dr. Friedewald says they found more cancers using three-D mammograms versus, or compared to, two-D mammograms. And they found more cancers that kill.
Cost aside, one study involving 13 U.S. hospitals showed that 3-D mammograms recognized an additional 40 percent of invasive cancers.
She said the results agree with findings from many groups using AI to improve cancer detection in mammograms, including her own work.