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3-D mammography

A new screening and diagnostic tool

3-D mammography, also called breast tomosynthesis, is a new screening and diagnostic tool designed for early breast cancer detection that can be performed in conjunction with a traditional 2-D mammogram. Tomosynthesis offers better visualization for your radiologist, which can result in fewer callbacks and less anxiety. A 3-D mammogram is often recommended for women with dense breasts or with a family history of breast cancer.

What to expect

During the 3-D part of the breast exam, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over your breast while taking multiple images. Then, a computer produces a 3-D image of your breast tissue in one millimeter slices.

3-D mammography complements standard 2-D mammography and is performed at the same time with the same system. There is no additional compression required and it only takes a few seconds more for each view.

Locations specializing in this service:

Medical centers & hospitals

Imaging centers