KIDY FOX News San Angelo: Insurance to Cover 3D MammogramsMarch 27, 2017

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Texas House Bill 1036 would require all commercial insurance providers in Texas to cover digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. It’s no longer speculative as to whether or not 3-D mammograms improve key screening parameters in comparison to 2-D, it’s fact, which is exactly why in the last year, many insurance companies have started to offer coverage of digital breast tomosynthesis. The American Journal of Roentgenology recently published the positive effects of 3-D mammography, reporting increases in early detection of breast cancer by 54% and decreases in recall rates by 37%.