What is a 3D mammogram?
Health hospitals offer
3D mammography, which produces a
sharper, three-dimensional image of breast tissue. When used in combination with traditional 2D mammography, 3D mammography can increase
early detection by 40 percent—leading to a 98-percent survival rate.
What makes a 3D mammogram different?
As in a conventional mammogram, the technologist will position you,
compress your breast and take images from different angles. During each
compression, multiple images are taken. This additional information
helps the radiologist make a more accurate diagnosis. A 3D mammogram
requires no additional compression and takes just a few seconds longer
than a conventional 2D mammogram.
Afterward, a radiologist, a physician specifically trained to supervise and interpret radiology examinations, will analyze the images and send a signed report to your primary care or referring physician.