Benefits of Breast Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography

Tomosynthesis images

Benefits of Breast Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography include:

Earlier and easier detection

Breast Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography gives the radiologist (a physician who reads mammograms) the best view of the breast tissue. It allows the radiologist to better see the location, size and shape of any abnormal tissue and it can help find very small cancers.

Fewer call backs

After a regular digital screening mammogram, the radiologist may need to call a patient back for a second mammogram to get a better image of an area of concern. With Tomosynthesis, the quality of the breast images is more detailed than with a digital mammogram alone. This means that fewer patients will need to return for a second mammogram.

Less need for biopsy

Because Breast Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography provides images that are higher quality, the need to return for a biopsy is reduced.