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3-D Mammography

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​3-D Mammography: Designed To Increase Detection and Decrease False Alarms

3-D mammography, offered at the Imaging Center on Lovers Lane, a department of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – ​White Rock, provides more clarity and greater accuracy when screening for breast abnormalities when compared to 2-D mammography. 

Unlike traditional mammography, which obtains just a single image, 3-D mammography creates multiple breast images in just seconds, allowing the radiologist to examine breast tissue one layer at a time. 3-D mammography is especially helpful to women with dense breast tissue because it provides a clearer picture.

According to studies published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, 3-D mammography decreases the number of false-positive results, as well as the need for recall testing, which can be very stressful for women.​

The Benefits of 3-D Mammography

  • Decrease in false alarms due to abnormalities
  • Fine details are more visible and are less likely to be hidden by overlapping tissue

Breast Fellowship-Trained Radiologist Specializing in Breast Imaging

All mammogram studies are read by a board-certified, breast fellowship-trained ​radiologist who specializes in breast imaging.

A written order from a doctor is not required for traditional 2-D or 3-D screening mammograms. Mammograms are typically covered by insurance; however, please check with your insurance provider for exact 3-D coverage details.

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