At our Women’s Wellness Center, we offer 3D mammography, which allows the radiologist to examine the breast tissue layer by layer. Instead of viewing all the complexities of breast tissue in a flat image (as with traditional 2D mammography), fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.
This state-of-the-art technology provides the clearest possible images for early and accurate detection of breast cancers. This revolutionary process allows your physician to better distinguish masses or tissues that might be cancerous. 3D mammography allows the breast to be viewed in a series of layers, allowing the radiologist to more accurately interpret the images.
The use of 3D mammography has proven to significantly reduce false positive callbacks and to be more accurate in detecting breast cancers early.
Extremely beneficial for patients with dense breasts (your doctor will be able to tell you if you have dense breasts).
3D Mammography offers these benefits:
- 29% improvement in overall cancer detection.
- Up to 40% reduced false positives.
- Allows the radiologist to see masses and distortions associated with cancers significantly more clearly than conventional 2D.
- Up to 40% reduction in recall rates (call backs) compared to 2D mammography.