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.