3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)
3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis) is like your annual mammogram but far more accurate than standard 2D digital mammography. 3D mammography captures multiple images of the breast from multiple angles. The images create a layered 3D breast picture which our Radiologists are then able to review one image at a time, almost like turning a page in a book, making it easier to detect cancer.
What to Expect:
3D mammograms are performed similarly to 2D digital mammograms, with the mammogram X-ray source moving during the exam. There is no additional time required and the same amount of compression is used. Depending on breast size and tissue density, the radiation exposure is equal to or slightly greater than 2D mammography by up to 20%.
Why We Offer 3D Mammography:
RDC has demonstrated leadership, state of the art technology and a commitment to quality patient care by introducing digital mammography to northern Nevada in 2000, and now continues that leadership with being the first to offer 3D mammography and computerized density analysis.
Advantages to using 3D Mammography include:
- Better cancer detection.
- Greater image flexibility.
- Less Anxiety.
- Fewer negative biopsy recommendations.
- No lost films.