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What to Expect During the Breast Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography Exam

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During the Breast Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography exam, the 3D mammogram will be taken at the same time as your regular digital mammogram. The 3D X-ray arm will move above your breast to get a picture. The process lasts only a few seconds longer than with digital mammography alone.

Watch the video below to learn more about what happens during a Tomosynthesis/3D Mammography exam:

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