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A 50-year-old female asked:

With the new 3d mammograms, how much radiation will a woman get with an annual mammogram from age 40-70?is this concerning as far as radiation exposure and is this going to induce cancers down the road given the double dose of 3d compared to 2d?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: The 3D mammograms are associated with more radiation. This link will lead you to some sources to look into this more https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/02/19/tomosynthesis-mammography.aspx

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Last updated Nov 12, 2019

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