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The Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness

Women with personal risk factors for developing breast cancer may consider supplemental screening procedures, such as 3D mammography, in addition to screening mammography. Early detection is key to preventing breast cancer deaths.

Advantages of Low Dose 3D Mammography Include:

  • Clearer images of breast tissue, reducing the need for further evaluation and biopsies

  • Earlier detection of smaller cancers leading to better long-term outcomes

  • Improved imaging for dense breast tissue

What is Low DoseĀ 3D Mammography?

3D mammography (tomosynthesis) is an FDA-approved technology that creates multiple thin 3D image slices that allow each section of the breast tissue to be seen more clearly. Some studies show that 3D mammography improves breast cancer detection rates and reduces the need for additional imaging. 

3D mammography can be very useful in the further evaluation of a potential abnormality on a 2D mammogram.

What Should I Expect During a Low Dose 3D Mammogram?

A 3D mammogram looks and feels like a regular mammogram. An x-ray arm scans over your breast taking multiple 3D images at various angles. The entire 3D mammogram take about the same time as a 2D mammogram.

Who is Low Dose 3D Mammography For?

3D mammography is FDA-approved for all women who are undergoing a standard mammogram and elect to have this additional technology added to their exam. Your doctor may also prescribe 3D technology for diagnostic mammograms.

What Makes This a Low Dose 3D Mammogram?

New imaging software used with the 3D mammogram eliminates the need to obtain separate 2D images as was previously performed. The overall dose of the 3D exam is now only slightly more than a 2D exam.

 

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