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.