Taking a closer look at the breast and reducing follow-up imaging by up to 40%.
The 3D Difference
From the patient perspective, a 3D mammogram is a lot like a 2D mammogram. However, when it comes to evaluating the images, the differences are clear. Because the computer creates a 3D image of the breast tissue in one millimeter slices, your radiologist can view a more detailed breast image.
Through 3D mammography, the radiologist can better visualize your breast tissue from a screening examination. This not only improves early breast cancer detection, but it reduces the number of call backs for follow-up screenings by 20-40%.
Benefits of 3D Mammography
Compared to 2D or flat images of the breast, the one-millimeter slices the radiologist views in a 3D mammogram offer accuracy and detail unavailable in a flat image. One of the greatest benefits of 3D mammography is the ability to find invasive cancers sooner than with a 2D screening. In fact, the radiologists find up to 40% more invasive cancers with 3D mammography.
Did You Know?
Dr. Clanahan is the medical director of the Breast Health Center at Memorial Hospital.Learn more
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