What are the Benefits of 3D Mammography?

woman getting prepared for 3D mammographyAs woman, you work hard to take care of yourself. Eating right, getting enough exercise and scheduling a yearly mammogram are just some of the things you may do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But, did you know there is a more effective way to get a mammogram? One that detects the beginning of breast cancer with much greater accuracy? It’s called 3D mammography and it’s the newest technology in early detection of breast cancer.

What Is a 3D Mammography?

3D mammography, also called tomosynthesis, is an advanced technology that uses high-level computers to convert digital images into thin layers, or “slices” for a doctor to review one layer at a time.

During a 3D mammography, the X-ray arm curves over the breast and records many images in just seconds. Those images are then displayed in a series of narrow slices that a radiologist can view individually or by using a technique called dynamic interactive animation.

What are the Benefits of 3D Mammography?

Conventional two-dimensional mammography, although an excellent screening exam, is limited due to overlapping tissue layers that can occasionally produce false positives, inconclusive results, or in the worst-case scenario – not detecting cancer. A 3D mammogram is more likely to produce the correct results the first time.

3D mammography is the biggest breakthrough in cancer diagnosis in 30 years. More than 100 clinical studies have shown that by using 3D mammography, radiologists are able to test for breast cancer with greater accuracy. This technology is better at detecting invasive breast cancers, earlier, and reducing false positives by up to 40 percent.

What is Involved in 3D Mammography?

As a patient, you won’t notice any differences between 3D imaging and a traditional mammogram. As with a regular mammogram, a technician will place you in the correct position, compress the breast tissue and take X-ray images from several different angles. No additional breast compression is needed for the exam, and it takes only a few minutes longer than a traditional exam.

Where can I get a 3D Mammogram on Long Island?

At PURE Mammography, you can get the latest 3D mammography at our premier Long Island office, which is the first of its kind to be conveniently located inside a New York shopping mall. At PURE, all mammograms are performed in 3D, which not only reduces false positives by 40 percent but also detects more invasive breast cancers earlier.

PURE Mammography was established with three main goals – comfort, convenience, and care.  Our state-of-the-art facility was designed by a leader in spa design and management – so your next mammogram is more like a day at the spa. At PURE mammography, no appointment, prescription or doctor referral is required, and we have extended, flexible hours to fit your schedule.

Mammograms are the single best tool to find breast cancer at its earliest stages – long before you or your doctor can feel a lump. Having regular 3D mammograms performed by an experienced board-certified breast imaging specialist is the best way to detect abnormalities early.

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