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

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 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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