3D Mammography

Find Cancer at It's Earliest, Most Treatable Stage

Successful treatment and survival rates for breast cancer patients are dramatically impacted by early detection.  3D mammography examines breast tissue one layer at a time, detecting cancer that simply isn't visible on standard mammograms.

In addition, 3D mammography:

  •     Detects breast cancer up to 53% more often than traditional mammography
  •     Detects breast cancer earlier than any other method currently available
  •     Decreases "call-backs" by 20 to 40%
  •     Is particularly beneficial for women with dense breast tissue and an increased risk of breast cancer

What is 3D Mammography?

3D mammography is the latest technology in the fight against breast cancer that allows doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a time.  3D mammography uses high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers or "slices"-building a 3 dimensional mammogram.  

In a conventional 2D mammogram there appears to be an area of concern that the doctor may want to further investigate with another mammogram or biopsy. Looking at the same breast tissue in 3D mammography image slices, the doctor can now see that the tissue is in fact normal breast tissue that was overlapping in the traditional mammogram creating the illusion of an abnormal area. 

To schedule a 3D mammogram, please call the Center for Women's Health at 920-262-4825.