Hyderabad: India’s first digital mammography machine with 3D tomosynthesis, which can accurately detect breast cancer, was launched on Saturday. The state-of-the-art device is particularly helpful for detecting cancer in dense tissues and for invasive cancers where it is 40% more effective than existing machines.

R K Narang, executive director of Allengers Medical Systems, launched the diagnostic tool at the 7th annual conference of Breast Imaging Society of India in Hyderabad.

This X-ray based machine will help doctors and patients alike with its high diagnostic accuracy, faster detection without radiational distortion and shadowing, said the company. The new technology will also offer improved image quality for large and dense tissues, increased comfort for 2D and 3D imaging in a single sitting, apart from being stereotactic biopsy compatible.

Allengers Medical System said the new digital mammography machine with 3D tomosynthesis will be made available across hospitals in India. It said the machine uses low-dose X-rays to detect cancer early when it is most treatable.

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