How does a 3D Mammogram work?
What is a 3d mammogram used for?
A 3D Mammogram can:
Help diagnose common breast issues:
Unlike conventional mammograms, which are two-dimensional images taken from the top and side of the breast, a 3D mammogram provides a more detailed view of the breast tissue. This can help our radiologists to identify problems that might be missed on a standard mammogram, and help point to the cause of other problems such as pain and nipple discharge.
Improve the detection of breast cancer in breast tissue:
The supportive breast tissue (also known as the dense breast tissue) and breast cancers will both look whitish on a standard mammogram. This can make it difficult to locate and diagnose breast cancers. A 3D mammogram allows your doctor to better see past the dense areas and can increase the detection of breast cancer compared to traditional mammograms..
Detect more cancerous tissue than a standard mammogram:
3D imaging allows the radiologist to examine the breast tissue in greater detail and with more precision than with traditional two-dimensional mammograms. This technology helps diagnose breast issues at an earlier stage, often before a lump is detectable, by revealing small abnormalities that might be overlooked with a traditional mammogram. Research shows that a 3D mammogram slightly increases the rate of cancer detection compared to a standard mammogram.
Other benefits of 3D Mammography:
The 3D Mammogram also reduces the need for additional imaging tests, as well as the need for biopsies, which can be uncomfortable and costly. This technology is especially beneficial for women with dense breast tissue, as it can detect abnormalities that may not be seen with traditional mammograms. At Innovative Medical Imaging, our radiologists are highly trained and experienced in the use of 3D Mammograms. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients and strive to stay at the forefront of the latest technology in mammography.
If you are concerned about the health of your breasts, the 3D Mammogram at Innovative Medical Imaging is an excellent option for detecting and diagnosing breast issues early. Our staff is dedicated to creating a comfortable environment to ensure the process goes as easily as possible. Contact us today to learn more about our 3D Mammogram services.