3D Mammography

A 3D mammogram is an imaging test that combines multiple, low dose breast X-rays to form a 3D image of the breast. Unlike a 2D mammogram, that takes only 4 images, a 3D mammogram acquires approximately 200 images. This enables the radiologist to scan through the breast tissue to find tumors that may not be visible on a 2D mammogram. The result is a 40% increase in the ability to detect invasive breast cancer, when it is most treatable.

Advantages of 3D Mammography:

  • Provides better diagnosis than traditional mammography alone

  • Helps detect cancer at its earliest stages, when it is most treatable

  • Takes images from angles not available in a traditional mammogram

  • Detects tumors concealed by overlapping tissue

  • Decreases the chance of a false alarm from a screening mammogram

  • Especially valuable for women with dense breast tissue

  • Provides a more comfortable patient experience