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.