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Breast tomosynthesis 3D Mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue providing improved visibility for the radiologist to see the breast tissue detail in a way not possible before. A 3D mammogram is very similar to a traditional mammogram and is performed during the same appointment. There is no additional compression of the breast and it only takes a few seconds longer for each view. Breast tomosynthesis is a technological advance that has been confirmed in recent clinical studies to improve breast cancer detection accuracy both in terms of detecting harder to find cancers and decreasing the number of call backs for patients that do not have breast cancer. This has been particularly applicable to patients with mammographically dense breasts or extremely dense breasts.
To save life years and improve quality of life through early detection of breast cancer, to promote excellence in breast imaging and quality education as well as to provide trusted information provided to patients, physicians, and organizations across Canada. The idea of forming a group dedicated to breast imaging in Canada has been going on for some time. Recognizing that there was a need for a place to discuss uniquely Canadian issues related to breast imaging, the CSBI was founded in October with the support of the CAR. The CSBI is a home for Canadian breast imaging professionals and patients to discuss best practices, pressures on the system and to celebrate successes. The CSBI will also be a focused vehicle to bring breast imaging stories from Canada to the rest of the world and vice versa.