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Breast tomosynthesis is the latest in mammography technology

Breast tomosynthesis, also called 3-D mammography, the latest mammography technology, can produce three-dimensional images of the breast, which leads to better cancer screening and detection. Using this procedure, the breast is viewed as many thin slices, which can be combined into a 3-D picture.

The benefits of 3-D mammography include:

  • Better visualization leading to earlier detection of abnormalities in the breast
  • Clearer images provide a greater level of detail in examining your breast
  • Fewer unnecessary biopsies

3-D mammography may be available at a Novant Health facility in your area. Talk to your doctor to see if this new technology is right for you.