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What is 3-D Mammography?

And do I need one?

 

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by Gayle Yatawara, MD in Breast Health, Gynecology, Wellness
December 7, 2016 20 comments
Menopause/Women's Health/Gratitude/Anti-Aging/Wellness/Mammogram/3-D Mammogram

What is 3-D mammography?

3-D mammography is a “step up” from “regular” 2-D mammography.  And, it just takes a few more minutes. You receive a “regular” 2-D mammogram and then the machine moves in an arc over the breast and “slices” the breast image (kind of like an MRI) and gives a better image of the internal breast tissue. Since it provides a better image of the breast, it should decrease the number of call backs for additional views….and, in turn, reduce anxiety.

What is breast tomosynthesis?

Breast tomosynthesis is just another name for 3-D mammography.

How do I get a 3-D mammogram?

You may choose to have a 3-D mammogram when you arrive for your scheduled mammogram.  In other words, it will NOT require an order from your doctor, (thank goodness).

Does it cost more?

Yes, it will cost an additional $55 (that includes the imaging AND the professional fee) and it will be collected at the front desk prior to the mammogram.

Should everybody get a 3-D mammogram?

Every woman should consider 3-D mammography. But, women with dense breast tissue should REALLY consider getting a 3-D mammogram. Why? Because it provides a clearer picture and makes it easier to catch breast cancer early. AND, it reduces the chances of false positives.

 

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