Baylor Scott & White Breast Center – Rockwall, a department of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe, is proud to offer advanced 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) designed for more accurate breast cancer screening than traditional 2-D mammography. 3-D mammography allows the radiologist on the medical staff to examine breast tissue one layer at a time, making fine details more visible because they are no longer hidden by tissue.
Increasing Cancer Detection with Fewer False Alarms
3-D mammography screening has shown an increase in cancer detection and a decrease in false alarms over 2-D mammography, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Benefits of 3-D mammograms may include:
- Decrease in false alarms due to abnormalities
- Fine details are more visible and are less likely to be hidden by overlapping tissue
Schedule Your 3-D Mammogram
We know you are busy, but a mammogram is a picture worth taking. In fact, most screenings take 30 minutes or less. To schedule a screening mammogram, call Baylor Scott & White Breast Center – Rockwall at 469.698.8555 and mention you want to schedule your 3-D mammogram. Women age 40 and older do not need a physician referral/ order to schedule an annual screening mammogram. For those under 40, a referral/order is required. Check with your insurance on coverage/payment that may be required.