WEB EXTRA: California University Tests New Techonology to Examine Women for Breast Cancer


 More than 40 percent of women in the United States have dense breast tissue which can often mask potential cancers on a mammogram.

Many women have dense breast tissue, which can make picking up cancer on a mammogram more difficult.

Now researchers at the University of Southern California are testing a new 3D ultrasound called Softvue.

A patient lies on their stomach and the breast is placed in a warm water bath.

The machine uses sound waves and scans the entire breast in 2 to 4 minutes.

There’s no radiation and no uncomfortable compression.

If the technology is proven effective, it would be used in addition to mammograms.

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