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Breast Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography is now available!

Posted on Feb 23, 2012

  
 
An Additional Screening Tool

Breast tomosynthesis acquires multiple images of your breast during a single sweep of the x-ray arm. These images are then used to produce a series of very thin layers or slices that can be viewed as a 3D Mammogram. Instead of viewing all the complexities of breast tissue in a flat image, our radiologists can examine the tissue a layer at a time. Fine details are more clearly visible, no longer obscured or misrepresented by superimposed structures. Clinical studies presented to the FDA demonstrated that the additional information provided by breast tomosynthesis results in:

* improved breast cancer detection
*improved characterization of suspicious findings
*improved localization of masses, and
*fewer call backs (and associated follow-up procedures)

While this technology is likely to benefit all mammography patients, we recommend it as an optional addition if you have a strong family history of breast cancer or very dense breasts.


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